ANNUAL REPORT FY 2002
Strategic Goal 2
Promote the Economic Security of Workers and Families
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.