The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) has a strong interest in advancing policies and programs that promote positive stay-at-work/return-to-work (SAW/RTW) outcomes for workers who experience an injury or illness that challenges their ability to work. Building on progress made in the previous two years, in its third year, the SAW/RTW Policy Collaborative will establish three new policy work groups, each assigned to identify, develop, and share actionable policy steps on an SAW/RTW-related topic. It will also conduct outreach to raise awareness about cross-cutting SAW/RTW issues among critical stakeholder groups, and disseminate actionable policy recommendations to inform policy decisions at the state and federal level.
2016 SAW/RTW Policy Work Group
Behavioral Interventions to Promote Job Retention after Injury or Illness
Steps States Can Take to Help Workers Keep Their Jobs after Injury, Illness, or Disability
Helping Workers Who Develop Medical Problems Stay Employed: Expanding Washington’s COHE Program Beyond Workers’ Compensation