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Who are the hosts of this online dialogue?

The U.S. Department of Labor’s mission is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy (OASP) provides advice to the Secretary of Labor, Deputy Secretary of Labor, and Department leadership on policy development, program evaluation, regulations, program implementation, data governance, compliance strategies, research, and legislation that will improve the lives of workers, retirees and their families.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration’s mission is to assure the security of the retirement, health, and other workplace related benefits of America's workers and their families by developing effective regulations; assisting and educating workers, plan sponsors, fiduciaries and service providers; and vigorously enforcing the law.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration’s mission is to contribute to the more efficient functioning of the U.S. labor market by providing high-quality job training, employment, labor market information, and income maintenance services primarily through state and local workforce development systems.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy's mission is to develop and influence policies and practices that increase the number and quality of employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Workers' Compensation Programs administers four major disability compensation programs which provide wage replacement benefits, medical treatment, vocational rehabilitation and other benefits to certain workers or their dependents who experience work-related injury or occupational disease.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) works to increase the health security of our nation. As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish our mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.

The U.S. Surgeon General is the Nation’s Doctor, providing Americans with the best scientific information available on how to improve their health and reduce the risk of illness and injury. The Surgeon General oversees the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps, an elite group of over 6,000 uniformed officers who are public health professionals. The USPHS mission is to protect, promote, and advance the health of our nation.

What are the ePolicyWorks Online Dialogues?

Launched by ODEP, the ePolicyWorks initative was developed to engage stakeholders, build relationships, and inform USDOL policymaking efforts. Brought to you through the use of leading-edge crowdsourcing tools, these online dialogues are interactive platforms of collaboration. They enable ODEP to work with their partners to enlist the public's input on key policy issues. To learn more about past dialogues, visit the ePolicyWorks Online Dialogue Library.

How do I participate in this dialogue?

To participate in this Understanding and Addressing the Workplace Challenges Related to Long COVID National Online Dialogue, please click Register Now or Log In. If you have any questions or require any technical assistance please contact: ePolicyWorks@online-dialogues.com.