ODEP - Office of Disability Employment Policy
Disability Employment Policy Resources by Topic
To support the development of policies and practices/tools used to increase and improve employment opportunities for persons with a disability, ODEP conducts and oversees a wide variety of research and evaluation activities.
Current and Recently Completed Research
Evaluating the Accessibility of American Job Centers for People with Disabilities (American Job Centers) To evaluate the accessibility of the network of American Job Centers (AJCs, formerly known as One-Stop Career Centers) to persons with disabilities.
State Exchange on Employment and Disability (SEED) Evaluation To better understand the efficiency and practicality of the Office of Disability Employment Policy's (ODEP's) SEED, 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.
- Final Report expected 2017
Evaluating the Accessibility of American Job Centers for People with Disabilities (Ticket-to-Work) To examine how the Social Security Administration's (SSA's) Ticket-to-Work program interacts with the workforce system, including AJCs and other entities in Employment Networks for the Ticket-to-Work Program.
- Final Report expected July 2017
Community College Interventions for Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities Evaluation To conduct implementation and impact evaluations on innovative models for providing integrated education and career development services to youth and young adults with disabilities.
- Final Report expected August 2019
Survey of Employer Policies on the Employment of People with Disabilities (2016) To design and administer a new survey to collect information from employers about organizational policies, practices, successes and challenges as well as attitudes and beliefs in the recruitment, retention, and advancement of people with disabilities. Similar to the aforementioned 2008 survey, this effort will help ODEP formulate targeted strategies and policies for increasing employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
- Final Report expected September 2019
Evaluation of Customer Satisfaction with Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) Technical Assistance Centers To determine the extent to which customers are satisfied with the technical assistance provide and to document the processes and methods used by the Technical Assistance (TA) Centers to encourage the adoption and implementation of Office of Disability Employment Policy's (ODEP's) policies and practices by targeted and untargeted customers.
- Final Report expected March 2020
ODEP has completed a number of research activities.