U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue, N. W. , Washington, D. C. 20210
Telephone: (202) 219-6666 E-mail: Webmaster@dol.gov
The mission of the Department of Labor is to prepare the American workforce for new and better jobs, and ensuring the adequacy of Americas workplaces. It is responsible for the administration and enforcement of over 180 Federal statutes. This activity involves nearly 10 million employers and well over 100 million workers, including protecting workers wages, health and safety, employment and pension rights; promoting equal employment programs; strengthening free collective bargaining and collecting, analyzing and publishing labor and economic statistics.
The Department of Labor (DOL) was the ninth executive department when it was created on March 4, 1913 (29 US Code 551)--it was started as a bureau in 1884.
This material was condensed and edited from the Department of Labors Web site --with added content to further inform visitors to the Federal Gateway site.
About DOL concerns mission, history, strategic plan, etc.
Quick Guide addresses laws, standards, and other functional aspects.
Welcome to WhoWhere directory for federal Email addresses and telephone numbers.
US Government Blue Pages Online Directory federal telephone directory.
Public Affairs Offices extensive listing of contact points for key personnel and public affairs offices.
News Room covers speeches, special reports, and congressional testimony.
The History of Labor Day "Labor Day," said Samuel Gompers, "is devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race, or nation."
Laws & Regulations - DOL all statutes and regulations administered by DOL.
DOL Y2K Program comprehensive presentation of this effort.
Welfare to Work Hotlist - SBA extensive resource.
Monthly Labor Review Online labor magazine.
National Finance Center - Employee Personal Page Information (USDA) excellent source for federal employees of agencies serviced by NFC to follow their payroll, leave, travel, insurance, and other personal information on line.
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation there have been two important happenings going on over pensions: First, at the start of 1997 3,000 people were owed $10 million in benefits form terminated defined pension plans and secondly, employers have traditionally placed 3% less than they should in such plans--now the average error rate is up to 15%! The message is that you should check your own plan to make sure your employer is putting in the right amount for you.
NIOSH/Work Stress resources to help prevent stress.
NIOSH Public Homepage workforce safety through research and prevention.
The Minimum Wage comprehensive piece ($5.15 per hour since 9-1-1997).
Employment and Training Administration addresses job search, emergency grants, health insurance, welfare to work, summer jobs, etc.
elawsAdvisors understanding your rights under employment laws.
Roth IRA Web Site provides updates and other assists---a complete document.
PWBA A Look At 401(k) Plan Fees covers fees and expenses of this plan.
Programs/Services covers all aspects of this Department.
Womens Bureau working womens issues and concerns---laws and policies.
The Womens Bureau Clearinghouse covers women's workplace issues.
Womens Bureau Publications womens rights, fair pay, facts sheets, etc.
Women's History - Library of Congress illustrated guide with manuscripts.
Women in the United States ties that unite.
Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act job training.
VETS 100 - Veterans Preference covers veterans programs, activities, statutes and regulations, grants and awards, and the current news updates.
Information About VETS provides contact points and other organization specifics.
VETS advise employers and Veterans of their rights and responsibilities under Veterans' preference and USERRA.
Women (Veterans) Workers overview of job preferences.
Glass Ceiling Commission Reports topics by government agency.
Women's Business Center - SBA information business on running a business.
DC Web Women interests tied to the District of Columbia.
Women's Legal Status covers legal and occupational matters.
Work Safe - DOL tip sheet for teens and parents, checklist for employers, etc.
Departments Programs and Activities - DOL search area.
Occupational Safety &Health Administration Homepage standards, documents, technical links, programs, training and registration, etc.
Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission decide contests of citations or penalties resulting from OSHA inspections of American work places. Other OSHA Documents listing of federal government printed materials.
Office of Compliance a GPO piece that addresses OSHA rules. Other Safety & Health Internet Sites Safety - GPO sites that have professional safety connections. Safety - GPO sites that have professional safety connections.
Personnel Management - GPO covers DOL organizations---links to the Federal Executive Institute, Glass Ceiling Commission, etc.
Employment Standards Administration covers Contract Compliance, Labor-Management Standards, Workers Compensation, and Wage and Hour Division---also Employee Polygraph Protection Act reference.
Office of the Inspector General explains Programs, Activities, Reports, and Media Releases.
Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization covers Small Business activities.
Small Business Regulatory Compliance - DOL addresses compliance of small businesses with DOLs rules, regulations, and laws enforced by the Department.
Small Business Programs - DOL speaks to Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Minority Colleges, Small Business Compliance Assistance, etc.
OSBP Publications - DOL list Department buys, forecasts, names of Small Business Specialists, contract managers, etc.
DOL Small Business Handbook covers Laws, Regulations and Technical Assistance Services--intended to provide small business owners with a better understanding of the Departments programs.
elawsAdvisors--DOL Employment Workplace Laws assistance for workers and Small Businesses.
Grant and Contract Information - DOL covers contracting, grant, procurement, small business, acquisition, etc.
Grant and Procurement Information - DOL an overview of the grant and procurement areas including links to federal assistance grant topics.
Human Resources Management grant awards.
Special Note: For more background on the Grant aspect of doing business with federal agencies see Business Matters under Federal Gateways National Science Foundation and the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services
Labor Statistics - FedStats key federal statistics sources.
Labor Related Data gives mining and other occupational injury & illness incidence rates--also reports Department of Commerces Economics and Statistics Administration data.
Safety Statistics - FedStats economic and demographic incidence aspects.
Safety - White House Survey Report tracks "safety" throughout the federal government and more.
The Regulation Home Page comprehensive source.
U.S. National Labor Relations Board independent federal agency created to enforce the National Labor Relations Act.
Government Information Locator Service Files (GILS) miscellaneous Department files.
DOL Budget Information for Nonprofits a checklist of instructions on how to manage a nonprofit.
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