Case Studies

Audit Quality Study for the U.S. Department of Labor

Challenge: The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) covers retirement, health, and other welfare benefit plans and ensures that managers of these plans meet certain standards of conduct and reporting requirements. Certain employee benefit plans are required to be ...

Statistical Support for the Office of Policy and Research: Analysis of Form M-1 Data

Challenge: The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) covers retirement, health, and other welfare benefit plans and ensures that managers of these plans meet certain standards of conduct and reporting requirements. As the agency charged with enforcing the provisions of ...

Mine Safety and Health Administration: Early Detection Project

The Challenge: The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is interested in predicting at an early stage which mine operators and contractors will fail to pay their fines from inspection violations. Early detection of these operators will ...

2013-2014 DOL Scholars Program

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Chief Evaluation Office contracted with Summit to administer the grants for the 2013-2014 DOL Scholars Program. The purpose of the program is to expand and promote labor research that is relevant to programs and policies at ...

Federal Agency Targeting (FEDTARG) Program Study

Challenge: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is interested in learning more about the Federal Agency Targeting (FEDTARG) program. The program chooses Federal worksites for inspections based on the number of lost-time cases (LTCs) the worksite experienced ...

Veteran and Non-Veteran Job Seekers Analysis

Overview: Summit conducted an exploratory analysis of services and outcomes for customers of federally-funded employment services for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Chief Evaluation Office (CEO) and the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS). The report ...

Technical Support for the Chief Evaluation Office

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Chief Evaluation Office (CEO) contracted with the Program Evaluation (PE) team to provide technical support for the office’s core evaluation work. To support CEO’s evaluation activities, the PE team:

Statistical and Analytical Support for the Chief Evaluation Office

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Chief Evaluation Office (CEO) contracted with the Program Evaluation (PE) team to provide support for CEO’s new statistical and analytics services initiative. In an effort to help DOL agencies better understand their administrative data and leverage this ...

Site-Specific Targeting Impact Evaluation

The Challenge: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is interested in evaluating the impact of the Site-Specific Targeting (SST) program. The program aims to maximize safety and health as well as regulatory compliance by focusing OSHA’s enforcement ...

Risk Management Analysis Services for the Office of Hospital Facilities at HUD

Challenge: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Office of Hospital Facilities (OHF) insures mortgages on acute care hospitals. OHF is comprised of two divisions that support underwriting and asset management of ...