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Department of Labor Seeks Your Input by October 2 on Five Ideas for Retention and Reemployment after Injury or Illness
September 24, 2015
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
How can we increase retention and re-employment among workers who experience illness or injury -- job related or not?
Each year, millions of workers across the nation develop a chronic illness or sustain an injury that significantly reduces their productivity, at least temporarily. Many lose their jobs as a result. In order to address this important issue, the U.S. Department of Labors Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is hosting the last in a three-part series focused on stay-at-work/return-to-work issues, “Promoting Retention and Re-employment Following Injury or Illness.” This important dialogue is looking for your input in response to five policy recommendations aimed at increasing retention and re-employment after illness or injury. In order to gather this input, ODEP is utilizing an innovative crowdsourcing tool where interested stakeholders can post comments and vote on the five policy recommendations.
Participation is easy. Simply register, review the policy recommendations, and share your feedback.ePolicy Works
Visit the ePolicy Works website at http://retentionreemployment.epolicyworks.org/ before the dialogue closes on Friday, October 2nd. If you have any questions, please contact ePolicyWorks@dol.gov.
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