Monday, April 12, 2010
I've blogged before about the President's transparency initiative, and the efforts of the workplace agencies to comply (here and here, for example). The Department recently rolled out its page, which is still a work in progress. From the page:
This site aims to make the enforcement data, collected by these agencies in the exercise of their mission, accessible and searchable, using common search criteria, by the public. It intends, also,
to engage the public in new and creative ways of using this data. It is a work in progress, and
new features, functionality, and search criteria will be added over time. It is foremost
our invitation to you, the American public, to engage with us, and react to this first iteration of our
work by telling us what you think and what you would like to see here.
Click the COMING SOON button to see our plans.
Click the SEARCH tab to begin your exploration of the data.
There are lots of reports and quite a few data sets, with a relatively flexible search interface, and multiple ways to access and manipulate the information. More great steps forward.
Hat Tip: Pat Schaeffer