Tag: Open Government

Mobile Gov Code Chop Shop

Filed in DOL, Open Government by on July 22, 2014 0 Comments
Mobile Gov Code Chop Shop

Editors note: The following post by Jacob Parcell of the General Services Administration and Mike Pulsifer of the Labor Department originally ran on the Digital Gov blog. View the original here. You’ve just found a great open source fed agency app on the Mobile Code Sharing Catalog, and would love to use one of its cool […]

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Taking Open Government to the Next Level

Filed in DOL, Open Government by on April 18, 2013 4 Comments
Taking Open Government to the Next Level

“I want us to ask ourselves every day, how are we using technology to make a real difference in people’s lives?” President Obama posed this question as a challenge to federal agencies, and we’ve taken that challenge seriously at the Labor Department. On a personal level, I’m hardly a “techie” − but I appreciate how […]

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New Interactive Map Details Performance of Job Corps Centers

New Interactive Map Details Performance of Job Corps Centers

The Office of Job Corps is committed to delivering a greater level of openness and transparency.  Whether it’s for potential students and their parents or guardians, policy makers, or the public at large, we want to ensure that information about the program is readily available and user-friendly. As part of the Office of Job Corps’ […]

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DOL Challenge Leads to Consumer Protection App

Filed in Education, Safety, Web Apps, Workplace Rights by on March 9, 2012 1 Comment
DOL Challenge Leads to Consumer Protection App

Every year, the Department of Labor produces vast amounts of data on the institutions and organizations within its jurisdiction. This data comes from both the department itself and from external organizations who are required by law to keep certain employment records. For example, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration conducted more than 90,000 workplace safety […]

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DOL Transparency on the Go

Filed in Open Government, Web Apps by on January 10, 2012 35 Comments
DOL Transparency on the Go

Making federal government data more user-friendly and accessible to the public gives citizens an opportunity to ensure government accountability and encourages engagement and influence in the decision-making process.  Data.gov has been a tremendous asset in accomplishing this goal, allowing anyone  to download government datasets, large and small, However, while experts on the data can extract […]

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Liberating Data for Mainstream America

Liberating Data for Mainstream America

In July the Labor Department launched its first-ever contests to spur the software developer community to create “apps,” or smartphone and computer applications, that would be useful for the public. We launch these contests using the federal government’s innovative tool at www.challenge.gov.  The goal of these contests was simple: leverage developers’ technical expertise and creativity […]

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DOL App Development Contests: Liberating Data to Empower Job Seekers and Consumers

Too many people are struggling to get their foot in the door on the job. Too many workers face unsafe or unhealthy workplaces. And too many workers fear what might happen if they speak up about back wages, overtime pay, or simply being treated fairly under the law. These are big challenges for our nation’s […]

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DOL’s “Campaign to Cut Waste”

Filed in Open Government by on June 16, 2011 1 Comment

On Monday morning, President Obama and Vice President Biden announced the launch of a government-wide Campaign to Cut Waste.  The campaign builds on the Administration’s ongoing efforts to make government more efficient, responsive, and accountable to the American people.  The goal is to find and eliminate unnecessary expenditures of taxpayer dollars across the federal government.  […]

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Our Road Map to Sensible and Effective Regulations

Filed in Jobs by on May 26, 2011 2 Comments

Earlier this year, President Obama issued an Executive Order that outlined his vision for a 21st century regulatory system that protects the American people in a pragmatic and cost-effective way.  He asked each Federal agency to review regulations already on our books, and remove those that were out-of-date, unnecessary, duplicative, confusing, or overly burdensome. The […]

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A Smarter, More Efficient, More Transparent Labor Department

Filed in Workforce Development, Workplace Rights by on March 15, 2011 1 Comment

Open government is not just a slogan or a policy position.  It is a powerful management tool. The Labor Department has strived to be a leader in responding to President Obama’s call for an unprecedented level of openness and transparency throughout the administration.  These efforts not only strengthen our engagement with our employees, stakeholders, and […]

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