The Department of Labor is required to submit its Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2011-2016 to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and to the Congress by September 30, 2010. The Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) requires agencies to ``solicit and consider the views and suggestions of those entities potentially affected by or interested in'' the Strategic Plan.
To solicit input from a diverse array of stakeholders, the Department of Labor (DOL) has directly engaged Congress, external stakeholders, and its own employees through agency outreach and by posting the Draft Strategic Plan on the DOL Web site. Thirteen DOL agencies (those contributing directly to the 14 outcome goals) have provided highlights of their measures and strategies in user-friendly slideshow format on the DOL strategic planning Web page. These agencies have also held listening sessions with employees working in the DOL national and regional offices, the general public, stakeholders, and Congress. Employee and public outreach included Web chats; public versions are archived on the strategic planning Web site. DOL supplemented agency outreach with an e-mail address for public comments.
DOL has been collecting and considering the suggestions and concerns of the various stakeholders to refine goals, measures, and strategies consistent with Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis' vision of "Good Jobs for Everyone." Comments were distributed to the relevant agencies for consideration and changes were made to the plan as appropriate. The Office of Management and Budget has also reviewed and provided detailed comments on the Draft Strategic Plan, and additional changes were made as a result.
Now that the Draft Strategic Plan has undergone rigorous review and that a number of changes have been made in response to that review, DOL is now soliciting feedback on the revised Draft Strategic Plan. The revised Draft Strategic Plan will be posted on http://www.dol.gov/_sec/stratplan/
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