- The purpose of this study is to better understand the efficiency and practicality of the Office of Disability Employment Policy's (ODEP's) State Exchange on Employment & Disability (SEED). SEED is a collaborative model dedicated to ensuring that state policymakers have the tools and resources they need to develop and disseminate meaningful polices related to disability-inclusive workforce development.
- What is the "SEED Model" and how can it be articulated? What differentiates it from normal ODEP approaches to disseminating policy to states?
- What set of state-level needs was SEED attempting to address?
- How were intermediaries engaged to transfer policy to the state level?
- What were the benefits and drawbacks of using intermediaries to transfer policy?
- What processes were planned for transferring policy to the state level?
- How closely was the plan for transferring policy followed? What were the perceived causes and implications of deviations from this plan?
- Evaluability Assessment
- Interviews with SEED participants
- State Survey
- Data Analysis and Reporting
Project Duration: 39 Months
Contract End Date: December 2018
Contractor: Coffey Consulting, LLC with American Institutes for Research
For More Information: ChiefEvaluationOffice@dol.gov
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