September 2018 (Washington, D.C.) – Summit Consulting (Summit) is proud to announce our latest win: a $250M 5-year U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Chief Executive Office (CEO) Evaluation and Research Service Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA). This BPA allows Summit to continue to support DOL, as we have done since 2011, through “the development, collection, analysis, and dissemination of research and evaluation studies” by undertaking “policy assessments/analysis, program assessments/analysis, evaluation design studies, evaluations, data collection and analysis, technical assistance/expertise, data analysis and auxiliary/support services which may be necessary to complete a particular project.”
This award is a testament to the insights we gain using data analytics to help DOL support workers, job seekers, and retirees. We will build on our past work at CEO, which includes analyzing veterans’ employment programs to help DOL overcome barriers to veterans finding jobs, conducting research on worker protection issues and programs that help targeted populations find employment, identifying regulatory enforcement issues to help protect vulnerable populations, and creating business intelligence (BI) tools for optimizing data-driven program performance.
With this new BPA, we bring together the talents of multiple partners. Beyond Summit’s health and employment team, we are proud to pursue this work with Atlas Research, SRI International, Research Support Services (RSS), and the University of New Hampshire Survey Center. This BPA also enables us to work with luminaries in the labor research field including Drs. Ben Castleman, Julia Lane, Carolyn Heinrich, David Levine, John Mendeloff, and Christian Weller.
Summit’s health and employment director, Oswaldo Urdapilleta, Ph.D., adds, “We are delighted that DOL has chosen us as a trusted and reliable partner. We are eager to again put our team’s quantitative and methodological skills and experience to work—in concert with our partner organizations’ talents—to support DOL’s strategic goals of promoting safe jobs and fair workplaces, administering strong worker’s compensation and benefits programs, and supporting the ability of all Americans to find good jobs.”
Summit is a specialized analytics advisory firm that guides federal agencies, financial institutions, and litigators as they strive to understand their most complex analytical challenges. Summit’s staff of economists, econometricians, and research scientists use quantitative techniques to assist our clients as they model risk, evaluate program performance, and predict future performance.
At Summit, we solve complex analytical challenges with unparalleled customer service and extensive client collaboration. Our capabilities include program evaluation, applied statistics and economics, mortgage finance, health claims data analytics and training, federal credit modeling and forecasting, and litigation analytics.
Summit’s solutions-focused academic environment is dedicated to staying at—and pushing—the forefront of analytics best practices. To that end, our staff members present research at conferences and partake in intensive in-house technical trainings. Our partners, academics, and research scientists are recognized experts in their respective fields and lead large and small solutions teams. Find out more about Summit by visiting the company’s website: http://www.summitllc.us/.
The Department of Labor (DOL) fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, protecting their retirement and health care benefits, helping employers find workers, strengthening free collective bargaining, and tracking changes in employment, prices, and other national economic measurements. In carrying out this mission, the Department administers a variety of Federal labor laws including those that guarantee workers’ rights to safe and healthful working conditions; a minimum hourly wage and overtime pay; freedom from employment discrimination; unemployment insurance; and other income support.