Communication, Dissemination, and Outreach Support for Department of Labor, Chief Evaluation Office (CEO)

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Chief Evaluation Office (CEO)

Communication, Dissemination, and Outreach Support

New Editions utilizes our communication, dissemination, and outreach expertise, coupled with our understanding of evaluation concepts, to support CEO in putting evidence into the hands of their stakeholders with products that encourage research uptake in decision making. The Chief Evaluation Office (CEO) supports the Department of Labor’s research, evaluation, and analysis activities. New Editions’ work will increase internal and external stakeholder awareness of DOL’s research and evaluation efforts. The CEO conducts or sponsors research and evaluations to advance understanding and to disseminate knowledge on topics to inform program and policy decisions. The CEO also contributes to a robust evidence culture in DOL. Through its efforts, it ensures that the Department of Labor’s grant and contract funded activities adhere to legislative mandates related to evidence and align the Department’s evaluation quality principles of rigor, relevance, transparency, independence, and ethics. This project aims to leverage CEO evidence products and other capacity-building activities and generate new tools and structures to build a diverse stakeholder engagement portfolio. Under this contract, New Editions, and our subcontractor, Fors Marsh Group, is:

  • Conducting a gap analysis of CEO communication strategies;
  • Developing and piloting innovative communication approaches informed by user experience research and testing;
  • Maintaining, in collaboration with DOL, a robust, high-quality website;
  • Measuring and refining the effectiveness of CEO outreach strategies;
  • Identifying internal and external stakeholders for CEO communication products;
  • Maintaining a network of subject matter experts;
  • Producing evidence translation summaries and web and distribution list content based on CEO sponsored research and evaluation products; and
  • Developing an internal project tracking database to aid in CEO knowledge management and activity scheduling.