The Department of Labor, through its Performance Management Center, strives for results-driven management through strategic planning, continuous process improvement, and performance planning and reporting.

The Chief Evaluation Office's (CEO) studies include rigorous analyses of performance measurement and management practices for continuous improvement in the efficacy of labor-related programs and policies. Findings also provide recommendations on areas that would benefit from further research.

Explore CEO's current studies and completed reports on performance measurement and management.

Find more research in DOL's Clearinghouse for Labor Evaluation and Research (CLEAR).


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.