Tuesday, December 17, 2019 2:00 PM ~ 3:00 PM ET

This webinar shares evaluation and evidence information and activities as it relates to the Department of Labor’s Strategic Plan and the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 (Evidence Act).


The Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Performance Management Center and the Chief Evaluation Office are working collaboratively with the Office of Management and Budget to implement the Evidence Act. This webinar session describes relevant examples of evaluation readiness and capacity aspects for state and local workforce agencies to consider as they move forward with incorporating evaluation and evidence into strategic planning. In particular, the audience will learn about how DOL: 1) engages key agencies when integrating evaluation into planning activities and developing an evidence portfolio, 2) utilizes evaluation resources and cultivates agency support for evaluation, 3) prioritizes and invests in evaluation, 4) accesses to longitudinal data and leverages federally collected data, and 5) relies on in-house staff capacity and third-party evaluators. To keep the webinar interactive, participants will have the opportunity to pose questions about how evidence is used to inform strategic planning.


Gloria Salas-Kos, Senior Program Analyst and Evaluation Technical Assistance Coordinator, Office of Policy Development and Research, U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration

Michelle Carson, Project Director, Evaluation Community of Practice Enhancement and Dissemination Activities Project, Office of Policy Development and Research/Safal Partners



Wayne Gordon, Director, Division of Research and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

Dennis Johnson, Director, Performance Management Center, Office of Administration and Management, U.S. Department of Labor

Christina Yancey, Chief Evaluation Officer, Office of Assistant Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Labor