— In one of the most critical areas for the nation’s federal government, there is an urgent need to create a safe workplace, a panel of experts says.
But a panel headed by the Office of Management and Budget said that even though the public will be able to see how those agencies are implementing workplace safety policies, the public won’t know the agency’s best practices.
“We need to get it out there,” said former U.S. Secretary of Labor and Labor secretary Robert Reich.
“We need the public to know that they have a voice.”
The panel’s recommendations will be released Thursday at a Senate hearing on the nation and the world’s first universal basic income.
The OMB says a basic income would provide every adult an unconditional, minimum monthly income.
The U.K.’s Basic Income Commission says a UBI would provide an unconditional basic income of at least £2,000 a year.
UBIs have become a popular option for governments around the world, as many countries see it as a way to boost the labor force and to keep people employed.
It’s not clear how many people in the U.A.E. would qualify for a basic benefit under the panel’s proposal.
If implemented, the UBI is expected to generate about $50 billion annually, with the money going to individuals in the form of a cash payment or a supplement.
Reich said a U.B.I. would be the most effective way to increase productivity, improve workers’ lives and improve the economy.
Under a UBS study of the labor market, the panel found that people with UBIs had higher levels of income and less stress than people without.
They also reported higher levels, on average, of job satisfaction, lower rates of stress and lower levels of anxiety.
Many U.N. agencies have adopted UBI proposals in the past.
Last year, the International Labour Organization recommended that countries adopt a universal basic salary.
A panel of economists from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the University at Buffalo, and the University on Globalization also recommended a basic UBI as a potential tool to boost labor market efficiency.
On Tuesday, the OECD said that the UBS research suggested that a UB would reduce inequality by eliminating poverty, increase overall growth, increase employment and lower unemployment.
Some economists have questioned whether the UB is a good idea.
For example, they say a basic salary is not guaranteed to people with a job, and some say that the idea of an unconditional income might be too good to be true.
In his address, Reich said he was confident that the panel was well-informed about the risks of a basic paycheck.
To address those risks, the OMB panel is recommending a range of approaches.
It’s not recommending a universal income, but it’s encouraging that a range in measures of how to implement a basic guarantee will be explored.
Among those measures are: