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Comment Policy

We encourage you to share your thoughts and experiences as they relate to the topic being discussed. We review and post comments according to the policy below. The views expressed in comments reflect those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the Women's Bureau, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), or the federal government.

We want to publish your comments, but we expect comments generally to be courteous. To that end, we have established the following policy.


We reserve the discretion not to post comments that:

  • contain obscene, indecent, or profane language;
  • contain threats or defamatory statements;
  • contain hate speech directed at race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, or disability; or
  • promote or endorse services or products. (Note that non-commercial links that are relevant to the topic or another comment are acceptable.)

Do not submit copyrighted or other proprietary material in any form. By posting your comments, you grant DOL and anyone viewing the DOL Web site irrevocable permission to copy, distribute, make derivatives, display or perform the commenter's work publicly and free-of-charge.

We recognize that the Internet is a 24/7 medium and your comments are welcome at any time. However, given the need to manage federal resources, we intend to review and post comments from 8:30 am – 5 pm ET Monday through Friday except for on federal holidays. We intend to review and post comments submitted at other times as soon as possible on the next business day.

To protect your privacy, please do not include any information in the text of your comment that identifies you. This includes names, physical addresses, e-mail addresses, social media handles, phone numbers, or place of work. Also, please do not include any demographic information such as age, race or ethnic background, or national origin.

DOL and the Women's Bureau reserve the right to remove any external links, personally identifiable information, or demographic information from your comment before posting it on the web page.

You can find additional guidance as to how DOL regards privacy issues within the privacy policy provided on DOL's main Web site.

Thank you for taking the time to read this comment policy. We encourage your participation in our discussion and look forward to an active exchange of ideas.

If you have questions about this comment policy or how we apply it, please contact us.