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To foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.
The Department of Labor (DOL) fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, protecting their retirement and health care benefits, helping employers find workers, strengthening free collective bargaining, and tracking changes in employment, prices, and other national economic measurements. In carrying out this mission, the Department administers a variety of Federal labor laws including those that guarantee workers’ rights to safe and healthful working conditions; a minimum hourly wage and overtime pay; freedom from employment discrimination; unemployment insurance; and other income support.
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Department of Labor
Department of Labor
Decreased cybersecurity threats to the Department of Labor operating systems through critical software updates.
Increased participation of private companies in the Occupational Health Safety Administration’s Voluntary Protection Program which recognizes excellence in occupational safety and health management. The streamlined, easy-to-use application system helped to reduce burden on companies.
Improved the efficiency and cost-savings of equipment for manufacturers through the development of an in-house 3D printing system for DOL’s Occupational Health Safety Administration Field Office. The 3D printing system produces parts that manufacturers no longer support and can build accessories to enhance existing equipment.
Improved collaboration between the Chief Evaluation Office and department divisions through the development of a software platform that enables program staff to test analytical approaches with professional software at no cost.
Improved the efficiency of hiring foreign nationals through the implementation of a new application system. The streamlined system enabled employers to easily navigate the certification process so they can hire for the critical skills they need to stay competitive.
Increased mission success through the modernization of mine inspection processes for the Mine Safety and Health Administration. Mine inspections now require less equipment and are more reliable.
Created a strategic communications plan for the implementation of new policy guidance for the Employment & Training Administration’s 85,000+ external customers. This plan helped streamline the implementation process and included a toolkit to help customers better understand and apply employment policies.