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March 11, 2010

Share your Ideas for Open Government

The Department of Labor -- along with other agencies across the federal government -- is gathering ideas online to help increase transparency, collaboration, and participation within DOL as part of the White House Open Government Initiative.

At DOL, we strive to make sure that the public is well informed not only about what we do, but also how our vital information and services may be easily accessed, and this is a great way to get new ideas to better serve the public.

Your input during this process is critical and we ask that you take a moment to visit the site and provide your ideas for a better DOL. The site allows members of the public, our stakeholder groups, subject matter experts, and DOL employees to share ideas, discuss those submitted by others, and vote for their favorites.

The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) enforces standards for union democracy, including provisions for union officer elections; protects union funds and assets; and ensures financial transparency by enforcing public reporting requirements. OLMS also administers employee protections under Federal transit law, ensuring that fair and equitable arrangements are in place to protect the interests of employees affected by Federal assistance. OLMS wants to hear how we are doing and ways in which we can improve in carrying out this mission.

You can help us better serve the public by providing your own ideas. In addition please reach out to your members and other interested groups and encourage them to do the same. Some of the best ideas submitted by March 19 will be incorporated into our departmental Open Government Plan and help develop a roadmap for a more open Department of Labor.

Our agency is committed to engaging the public and ensuring good jobs for everyone. We look forward to hearing your ideas.


Last Updated: 05-20-10