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Employment and labor law under the Trump Administration | Employment and labor | United States
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Impact of Department of Labor’s redefinition of fiduciary
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WASHINGTON News - Department of Labor, United States, Boeing Co., US Federal Reserve
Published: 2013/02/21
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Department of Labor building in Washington DC,United States HD Stock Footage
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Department of Labour Corporate Video
Published: 2017/09/27
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Downsize the Department of Labor
Published: 2014/01/12
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New York State Department of Labor Secretary @ Solar One
Published: 2009/07/17
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Welcome to the Oklahoma Department of Labor
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Labour Law News - Department of Labor, Ben Bernanke, United States
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MFG Force - Rhode Island Department of Labor & Training
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WASHINGTON News - Department of Labor, United States, Postal Service, Boeing
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Published: 2014/06/07
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Senator Lankford Questions Panel on Dept. of Labor's Overtime Rule
Published: 2016/09/22
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CEO panel on Department of Labor rule
Published: 2017/10/13
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Congressman Takes on Department of Labor
Published: 2016/04/27
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At your Service: 1439 Department of Labor and Employment hotline
Published: 2016/11/03
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Murphy Questions Department of Labor Nominees in HELP Hearing
Published: 2017/11/15
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Published: 2014/01/29
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US Dept. of Labor Investigating Navarro Construction
Published: 2014/05/22
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Covering the Department of Labor
Published: 2015/01/14
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A View from the Top: DOL, EEOC, and NLRB
A View from the Top: DOL, EEOC, and NLRB
Published: 2017/11/17
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Published: 2015/12/18
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Andy Puzder is a Good Choice to Lead Labor Dept.
Published: 2016/12/08
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Tobin v. Department of Labor Industries: August 2010
Published: 2013/08/28
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Department Of Labor (DOL) Fraud And Investigations Attorney Dallas Fort Worth Texas
Published: 2016/06/29
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Published: 2016/10/24
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NY One on New York State Department of Labor Reforms
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Idaho Department of Labor - Continuous Support
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WASHINGTON News - David Petraeus, Department of Labor, United States, Boeing Co.
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United States Department of Labor
Seal of the United States Department of Labor.svg
Seal of the U.S. Department of Labor
Flag of the United States Department of Labor.png
Flag of the U.S. Department of Labor
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The Frances Perkins Building, which serves as the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Labor
Agency overview
Formed March 4, 1913; 104 years ago (1913-03-04)[1]
Headquarters Frances Perkins Building
200 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, D.C., U.S.
38°53′33.13″N 77°0′51.94″W / 38.8925361°N 77.0144278°W / 38.8925361; -77.0144278Coordinates: 38°53′33.13″N 77°0′51.94″W / 38.8925361°N 77.0144278°W / 38.8925361; -77.0144278
Employees 17,450 (2014)
Annual budget $12.1 billion (FY 2012)[2]
Agency executives
Website www.dol.gov

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) is a cabinet-level department of the U.S. federal government responsible for occupational safety, wage and hour standards, unemployment insurance benefits, reemployment services, and some economic statistics; many U.S. states also have such departments. The department is headed by the U.S. Secretary of Labor.

The purpose of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote, and develop the wellbeing 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. In carrying out this mission, the Department of Labor administers and enforces more than 180 federal laws and thousands of federal regulations. These mandates and the regulations that implement them cover many workplace activities for about 10 million employers and 125 million workers.

The Department’s headquarters is housed in the Frances Perkins Building, named in honor of Frances Perkins, the Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945.

History[edit]

The former flag of the U.S. Department of Labor, used from 1914 to 1960.

The U.S. Congress first established a Bureau of Labor Statistics in 1884 with the Bureau of Labor Act,[3] to collect information about labor and employment. This bureau was under the Department of the Interior. The Bureau started collecting economic data in 1884, and published their first report in 1886.[4] 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 15, 1903. President William Howard Taft signed the March 4, 1913 (the last day of his presidency) bill, establishing the Department of Labor as a Cabinet-level Department. William B. Wilson was appointed as the first Secretary of Labor on March 5, 1913 by President Wilson.[5] Secretary Wilson chaired the first meeting of the International Labour Organization in October 1919, even though the U.S. was not yet a member.[6]

The Federal Employees' Compensation Act, signed Sept. 7, 1916, provided benefits to workers who are injured or contract illnesses in the workplace. The act established an agency responsible for federal workers’ compensation, which was transferred to the Labor Department in the 1940s and is today known as the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.[7]

Frances Perkins, the first female cabinet member, was appointed to be Secretary of Labor by President Roosevelt on March 4, 1933. Perkins served for 12 years, and in doing so made her the longest serving Secretary of Labor.

During the John F. Kennedy Administration, planning was undertaken to consolidate most of the department's offices, then scattered around more than 20 locations. Construction on the "New Labor Building" began in the mid‑1960s and finished in 1975. It was named in honor of Perkins in 1980.

President Lyndon Johnson asked Congress to consider the idea of reuniting Commerce and Labor.[citation needed] 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.

In the 1970s, following the civil rights movement, the Labor Department under Secretary George P. Shultz made a concerted effort to promote racial diversity in unions.[8]

In 1978, the Department of Labor created the Philip Arnow Award, intended to recognize outstanding career employees such as the eponymous Philip Arnow.[9]

During 2010 a local of the American Federation of Government Employees stated their unhappiness that a longstanding flextime program reduced under the George W. Bush administration had not been restored under the Obama administration.[10] Department officials said the program was modern and fair and that it was part of ongoing contract negotiations with the local.[10] In August 2010, the Partnership for Public Service ranked the Department of Labor 23rd out of 31 large agencies in its annual "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" list.[11] In December 2010, then-Department of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis was named the Chair of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness,[12] of which Labor has been a member since its beginnings in 1987.

In July 2011, the Department was rocked by the resignation of Ray Jefferson, Assistant Secretary for VETS, in a contracting scandal.[13][14][15]

On March 4, 2013, the Department began commemorating its centennial.[16]

Tom Perez was appointed as Secretary of Labor on July 23, 2013. According to remarks by Perez at his swearing-in ceremony, "Boiled down to its essence, the Department of Labor is the department of opportunity."[17]

Freedom of Information Act processing performance[edit]

In the latest Center for Effective Government analysis of 15 federal agencies which receive the most Freedom of Information Act (United States) (FOIA) requests, published in 2015 (using 2012 and 2013 data, the most recent years available), the Labor Department earned a D by scoring 63 out of a possible 100 points, i.e. did not earn a satisfactory overall grade.[18]

Agencies, boards, offices, programs, library and corporation of the department[edit]

Related legislation[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Chapter 1: Start-up of the Department and World War I, 1913-1921". History of the Department of Labor. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ "FY 2014 Department of Labor Budget in Brief" (PDF). U.S. Department of Labor. U.S. federal government. 2014. 
  3. ^ Bureau of Labor Statistics
  4. ^ Bls.gov
  5. ^ William Bauchop Wilson
  6. ^ Iga.ucdavis.edu
  7. ^ Bls.gov
  8. ^ Frum, David (2000). How We Got Here: The '70s. New York, New York: Basic Books. p. 243. ISBN 0-465-04195-7. 
  9. ^ "PER 00-00-001 - ADM 2.1 - Employee Recognition Program | Occupational Safety and Health Administration". www.osha.gov. Retrieved 2017-03-17. 
  10. ^ a b Kamen, Al (2010-04-23). "AFGE pushes for flextime at Labor Department". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2010-04-26. 
  11. ^ "Best Places to Work > Overall Index Scores". Partnership for Public Service. 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-01. 
  12. ^ About USICH | United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH). Usich.gov (1987-07-22). Retrieved on 2013-08-12.
  13. ^ All.gov
  14. ^ "Raymond Jefferson leaves Labor Department after ethics finding". The Washington Post. 2012-07-25. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
  15. ^ "McCaskill criticizes Labor Department contracting 'boondoggle' : News". Stltoday.com. 2011-07-28. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
  16. ^ United States Department of Labor. Dol.gov. Retrieved on 2013-08-12.
  17. ^ "Remarks By Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez, Swearing-In Ceremony". United States Department of Labor. 2013. Retrieved 2014-08-08. 
  18. ^ Making the Grade: Access to Information Scorecard 2015 March 2015, 80 pages, Center for Effective Government, retrieved 21 March 2016

Bibliography[edit]

  • Lombardi, John (1942). Labor's Voice in the Cabinet: A History of the Department of Labor from Its Origins to 1921. New York: Columbia University Press. 

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