ANNUAL REPORT FY 2001
Strategic Goal 2
A Secure Workforce
Promote the Economic Security of Workers and Families
Virginia Employment Commission and DOL personnel
staff a temporary site at Reagon National Airport to process unemployment
applications for airport workers unemployed in the aftermath of September
DOL is committed to promoting the economic security of workers and their families by protecting workers' hours, wages, and other job conditions; providing unemployment compensation and other benefits when workers are unable to work; and expanding, enhancing, and protecting pension, health care, and other benefits. Priorities are to increase compliance with minimum wage and overtime requirements; promote secure retirements for working Americans; provide more pensions for women and employees of small businesses; broaden access to health care; and shorten periods of unemployment in those areas suffering from rapid economic change.