Dear Colleague Letter from the Obama Administration’s Skills Working Group

Members of the Obama Administration's "Skills Working Group" have signed a A Dear Colleague letter. The letter demonstrates the administration’s continued commitment to promoting career pathways, including efforts to make career pathways are accessible to low-skilled youth and adults. 

The Working Group comprises the White House National Economic Council, the Office of Management and Budget, and thirteen Federal agencies, including: the U. S. Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, Labor, the Social Security Administration, Transportation, and Veterans Affairs (the Departments). 

More information on Federal career pathways initiatives is located on the following websites:,