About the Study

The purpose of this project is to provide evaluation technical support to CEO in leveraging data and expertise to assemble knowledge and answer questions of interest to DOL. Projects or activities will include environmental scans to identify topics of interest (such as programs and policies relevant to DOL, methodological advancements in social science research and evaluation, knowledge gaps in the evidence base, etc.); assembly of expertise relevant to identified topics; planning and convening of meetings, symposiums, or other opportunities to build and share knowledge; facilitation of secondary analyses; and dissemination of findings to both targeted and broad-based groups of stakeholders.

Project Duration: 74 Months

Contract End Date: November 2024

Contractor: Manhattan Strategy Group, with IMPAQ International

For More Information: ChiefEvaluationOffice@dol.gov


The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Chief Evaluation Office (CEO) sponsors independent evaluations and research, primarily conducted by external, third-party contractors in accordance with the Department of Labor Evaluation Policy. CEO’s research development process includes extensive technical review at the design, data collection and analysis stage, including: external contractor review and OMB review and approval of data collection methods and instruments per the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), Institutional Review Board (IRB) review to ensure studies adhere to the highest ethical standards, review by academic peers (e.g., Technical Working Groups), and inputs from relevant DOL agency and program officials and CEO technical staff. Final reports undergo an additional independent expert technical review and a review for Section 508 compliance prior to publication. The resulting reports represent findings from this independent research and do not represent DOL positions or policies.