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The future of work

Partnering with House caucus on psychological science and the Future of Work

Industrial and organizational (I/O) psychologists held bipartisan briefings with the Congressional Future of Work Caucus. The caucus will prioritize several issues that align with the expertise of APA members in the 117th Congress.

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American Psychological Association. (2021, July 9). Partnering with House Caucus on psychological science and the Future of Work.

Lisa Blunt Rochester,  U.S. Representative for Delaware

APA briefed the Republican and Democratic co-chairs of the Congressional Future of Work Caucus to highlight unique contributions from the basic and applied psychological sciences. I/O psychologists Mindy Shoss, PhD, of the University of Central Florida; Tammy Allen, PhD, of the University of South Florida; and Fred Oswald, PhD, of Rice University, met with the lead caucus staff from the offices of Representatives Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) [pictured above] and Bryan Steil (R-WI) to discuss their priorities. The caucus is positioned to address the effects of automation and artificial intelligence on the workforce and society, the changing nature of the social contract and pivotal career transitions, and the recovery of the U.S. economy, workers, and workplaces from the global pandemic. The co-chairs launched the group in January 2020 in order to educate members of Congress and their staff, stakeholders, and the public on the challenges and opportunities prevalent in our economy. Follow-up actions are anticipated later this summer.

APA and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Div. 14) support researchers with comprehensive portfolios relevant to the future of work. APA will continue to collaborate with the Congressional Future of Work Caucus as they define their agenda and priorities.

For more information, contact Joseph Keller.