The W.E. Upjohn Institute is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, independent research organization devoted to investigating the causes and effects of unemployment. The Institute's mission includes researching the causes and consequences of unemployment, experimenting with innovative ways to help the unemployed, and disseminating research findings. Its in-house staff of researchers, complemented by grants to outside experts, analyzes a host of policy-relevant employment issues. The Institute’s Employment Management Services Division strategically plans and administers the delivery of federal- and state-funded workforce programs for the region. The Institute also disseminates the research findings from its internally generated and externally supported projects through the publication of books, newsletters, working papers, and web postings.