The Office of Economic Empowerment (OEE) is a department within the Office of the Treasurer and Receiver General of Massachusetts tasked with supporting, advocating, and facilitating policies that empower all Massachusetts residents. Its priorities include closing the wage gap, increasing access to financial education, improving college affordability, and investing in STEM careers and education.
Created by the Massachusetts Legislature and officially recognized as 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Economic Empowerment Trust Fund has a long history of supporting the Treasurer’s mission of providing financial education to constituents of the Commonwealth.
EETF is an innovative vehicle that supports OEE programing, allowing for strategic public-private partnerships and groundbreaking programs that deliver creative, modern services for constituents.
The Financial Literacy Task Force was created to complete a comprehensive study of access to financial education in Massachusetts and studied three key demographic groups: K-12 students, college students, and adults. The recommendations contained in the final report shape the direction of financial literacy programming offered by the Office of Economic Empowerment and are designed to have broad impact, reach a diverse range of Massachusetts residents, break down barriers, and create opportunity.
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The Wage Equality Advisory Committee was created to develop innovative best practices and strategies to address the Commonwealth’s gender wage gap. This committee was tasked with five central goals to promote equal pay in the workplace that resulted in EqualPayMA.com, the first state-run digital site designed to provide citizens and businesses with resources to close the gender wage gap.