[UPDATE] US Labor Department Announces Availability of $2M in Grants for University-based Labor Research, Evaluation
The U.S. Department of Labor announced the availability of approximately $2 million in grants intended to support university-based research on labor policies and issues. The department's Chief Evaluation Office will administer these Labor Research and Evaluation grants – a total of up to 10 awards, ranging from $100,000 to $250,000. The grant announcement was recently updated to allow for multiple applications from a single organization, increasing the eligibility pool. As a result of this change, the grant application period has been extended and all applications are now due by 4:00 pm EST, November 4, 2016. Information on the grants is available here.
Worker Leave Studies
CEO has initiated several research and evaluation projects to examine worker leave programs. These analyses examine various types of paid and unpaid leave programs, including FMLA, state leave, employer/firm leave, and temporary disability leave, and determine how different programs affect individuals’ labor force activity, employment, earnings, and household income.
DOL Workplace Flexibilities Pilot Evaluation
CEO conducted an analysis of the DOL Workplace Flexibilities Pilot
CEO is testing the application of behavioral insights, or understanding how people make and act on decisions, to improve performance and outcomes within selected DOL programs and populations. White House Social and Behavioral Science Team is leading the Federal Government's Behavioral Insights initiatives. Read the Social and Behavioral Sciences Team 2015 Annual Report
My Brother's Keeper 2016 Progress Report
The White House released the Two Year Report of the My Brother's Keeper Task Force on April 22, 2016.
- Characteristics of Individuals and Employment Among First Responders
CEO's report on First Responders describes a cluster of first responder occupations, with particular emphasis on trends and patterns in employment, the characteristics of the individuals who do these jobs, the nature of their work, and adverse experiences they may face as a result of their potentially hazardous work.