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Encyclopedia > United States Department of Labor
Dept. of Labor
Seal of the Department of Labor
Established: March 4, 1913
Activated: March 5, 1913
Secretary: Elaine L. Chao
Deputy Secretary: Steven J. Law
Budget: $59.7 billion (2004)
Employees: 17,347 (2004)

The United States Department of Labor is a Cabinet department of the United States government responsible for occupational safety, wage and hour standards, unemployment insurance benefits, re-employment services, and some economic statistics. Many U.S. states also have such departments. The department is headed by the United States Secretary of Labor. Image File history File links Seal of the United States Department of Labor. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... March 5 is the 64th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (65th in leap years). ... 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... The United States Secretary of Labor is the head of the United States Department of Labor. ... Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao Elaine Lan Chao (Traditional Chinese: 趙小蘭; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Chao Hsiao-lan; b. ... Steven J. Law is the Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Labor. ... Cabinet meeting on May 16, 2001. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal      A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities referred to... The United States Secretary of Labor is the head of the United States Department of Labor. ...

Contents

History

In the words of the organic act, the Department's purpose is "to foster, promote and develop the welfare of working people, to improve their working conditions, and to enhance their opportunities for profitable employment."


The U.S. Congress first established a Bureau of Labor in 1884 under the Department of the Interior. Later, the Bureau of Labor became an independent Department of Labor but lacked executive rank. It became a bureau again within the Department of Commerce and Labor, which was established February 14, 1903. Congress in Joint Session. ... The United States Department of the Interior (DOI) is a Cabinet department of the United States government that manages and conserves most federally-owned land. ... The United States Department of Commerce is a Cabinet department of the United States government concerned with promoting economic growth. ... February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ...


President Lyndon Johnson asked Congress to consider the idea of reuniting Commerce and Labor. He argued that the two departments had similar goals and that they would have more efficient channels of communication in a single department. However, Congress never acted on it. The presidential seal was used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908–January 22, 1973), often referred to as LBJ, was an American politician. ...


Operating units

Other organizational units within the Department: The Bureau of Labor Statistics was founded in 1884 by President Chester A. Arthur. ... The Employment Standards Administration (ESA), the largest agency within the U.S. Department of Labor, enforces and administers laws governing legally-mandated wages and working conditions, including child labor, minimum wages, overtime and family and medical leave; equal employment opportunity in businesses with federal contracts and subcontracts; workers compensation for... The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is part of the U.S. Department of Labors Employment Standards Administration. ... The mission of the Employment and Training Administration (ETA), as part of the U.S. Department of Labor, is to contribute to the more efficient and effective functioning of the U.S. labor market by providing high quality job training, employment, labor market information, and income maintenance services primarily through... The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is an agency of the United States Department of Labor which administers the provisions of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act) to enforce compliance with mandatory safety and health standards as a means to eliminate fatal accidents; to... josh is wierd! The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is an agency of the United States Department of Labor. ... The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor responsible for administering the provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... The United States Womens Bureau is an agency of the United States government within the United States Department of Labor. ...

  • Presidential Task Force on Employment of Adults With Disabilities (PTFEAD)
  • Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ)
  • Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs (OCIA)
  • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (OASAM)
  • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy (OASP)
  • Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO)
  • Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO)
  • Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
  • Office of Inspector General (OIG)
  • Office of Small business Programs (OSBP)
  • Office of the Solicitor (SOL)
  • Office of the Secretary (OSEC)
  • Office of the 21st Century Workforce (21CW)

Image File history File links Odep. ... Inspector General is a fact finding officer whose responsibility is to investigate charges of corruption, fraud, waste and abuse and other complaints regarding government officials. ... A small business may be defined as a business with a small number of employees. ...

Related legislation

1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, ch. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The Employment Act of 1946 laid on the federal governments responsibility for the retention of the stability of the national economy. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA, ch. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Internal Revenue Code (or IRC) (more formally, the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended) is the main body of domestic statutory tax law of the United States organized topically, including laws covering the income tax (see Income tax in the United States), payroll taxes, gift taxes, estate taxes... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA, ch. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA, ch. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... The Manpower Development and Training Act of 1962 endeavored to train and retrain thousands of workers unemployed because of automation and technological change. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Signed by Lyndon B. Johnson on 20 of August 1964, the Economic Opportunity Act (hereafter EOA) was central to Johnsons Great Society campaign and its War on Poverty. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA, ch. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Executive Order 11246, signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson on September 24, 1965 required Equal Employment Opportunity. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... The Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (often abbreviated to CETA) was a U.S. law enacted in 1973 to train workers and provide them with jobs in the public service. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... The 1973 Rehabilitation Act was an American piece of legislation that guaranteed certain rights to people with disabilities. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA, ch. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... The United States federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a refundable tax credit that reduces or eliminates the taxes that low-income working people pay (such as payroll taxes) and also frequently operates as a wage subsidy for low-income workers. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... A blacksmith is a traditional trade. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA, ch. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... The Full Employment and Balanced Growth Act (H.R. 50, S. 50, Public Law 95-253), commonly referred to as the Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment Act, is an act of federal legislation by the United States government. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Job Training Partnership Act of 1982 is an Act of Congress passed October 13, 1982. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA, ch. ... This article is about the year. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, Pub. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...

External links

  • United States Department of Labor Official Website
  • Labor Certification Tracker: A Labor Certification tracker that lets users share and discuss the details of their labor applications, reducing guesswork and making it easier to estimate processing times.

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