Evaluation Design for the Retaining Employment and Talent after Injury/Illness Network (RETAIN) Demonstration
Social Security Administration
This report summarizes the evaluation design for Retaining Employment and Talent After Injury/Illness Network (RETAIN) demonstration. The goals of the evaluation are to document how the RETAIN projects were implemented and estimate the impacts of the projects on stay-at-work/return-to-work outcomes for people at risk of exiting the labor force and becoming reliant on long-term disability programs. The evaluation will examine the extent to which the projects achieve their intended goals. It will include a process, participation, impact, and benefit-cost analysis. The primary objective of the design report is to serve as a reference for government officials, project staff, service providers, and members of the general public to consult for basic information about RETAIN until reports become available later in the evaluation.