Evidence Act Guidance
The Department of Labor adheres to guidance from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in meeting the Evidence Act’s mandates.
- Phase 1 Implementation of the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018: Learning Agendas, Personnel, and Planning Guidance
- Phase 2: Open Data Access and Management (OMB Guidance Forthcoming)
- Phase 3: Data Access for Statistical Purposes (OMB Guidance Forthcoming)
- Phase 4 Implementation of the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018: Program Evaluation Standards and Practices
Advisory Committee on Data for Evidence-Building (2020-2022)
The Evidence Act directed the establishment of a Federal Advisory Committee on Data for Evidence Building, to review, analyze, and make recommendations on how to promote the use of data for evidence building. The Advisory Committee will evaluate and provide recommendations to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget on how to facilitate data sharing, data linkage, and privacy enhancing techniques in support of evidence building. As part of its evaluation, the Advisory Committee may consider best practices to improve the safe and appropriate access to federal data.
The Department’s Chief Evaluation Officer, Dr. Christina Yancey, is one of three federal evaluation officers appointed by the Office of Management and Budget to serve on the Advisory Committee on Data for Evidence-Building. The Evidence Act charged this advisory committee to identify opportunities to improve federal data access and linkage while protecting privacy.
Learn more about this Federal Advisory Committee at www.bea.gov/evidence.