The 20th Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS) was held virtually on October 13–15 and October 19–22, 2020. 

The Virtual RECS 2020 provided an opportunity to hear the latest findings from evaluations of human services and employment programs and policies, discussed ways to incorporate findings into the design and implementation of programs, and identified future evaluation needs.

Assistant Secretary John Pallasch participated in the opening plenary discussion focused on how to encourage states and local communities to coordinate and maximize resources and technical assistance across federal, state and local funding streams, as well as from the private sector, to support training, employment services and social supports to increase access to employment opportunities for all Americans.