U.S. DOL Seeks Comments on FY 2022 - 2026 Strategic Plan

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is updating its Strategic Plan and Evidence-Building Plan to reflect the priorities of the Biden-Harris administration and welcomes input from all interested persons through Aug. 6, 2021.

Proposed FY 2022 - 2026 Strategic Plan Goals

  • Goal 1:  Build Opportunity and Equity for All
  • Goal 2:  Ensure Safe Jobs, Essential Protections, and Fair Workplaces
  • Goal 3:  Improve Administration of and Strengthen Worker Safety Net Programs
  • Goal 4:  Statistical Goal – Produce Gold-Standard Statistics and Analyses
  • Management Goal:  A Department Grounded in Evidence, Innovation, and Employee Engagement

View the detailed goal structure (PDF). The PDF presents goals and objectives that will serve as a framework for programs and functions administered by DOL component agencies. Page 2 lists and defines the acronyms used to identify agencies contributing to the goals. 

Draft FY 2022 - 2026 Evidence-Building Plan

As a companion to the Strategic Plan, the DOL Evidence-Building Plan describes learning priorities and associated research questions that the department will explore to build new knowledge about important labor-related topics. Evidence-building activities include program evaluation, performance measurement, statistics, and policy analysis.  As the Department continues to refine future learning areas, input from the public is welcome, particularly around critical data and evidence gaps in our priority areas.

  • Priority Learning Area 1Equity in Employment and Training Programs
  • Priority Learning Area 2: Barriers to Women’s Employment
  • Priority Learning Area 3: Studying Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Priority Learning Area 4: Improving Enforcement Activities & Protections for All
  • Priority Learning Area 5: Strengthening Unemployment to Reemployment

Submit Your Comments by August 6, 2021

Please submit comments to dolstratplan@dol.gov by August 6. Your comments will be forwarded to the appropriate agency for consideration.

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