International Visitors Program

The Office of International Relations and Economic Research manages the Department of Labor's International Visitors Program. Each year, the Department of Labor hosts hundreds of international visitors representing governments, business groups, universities, trade unions and other governmental and non-governmental organizations. These visitors come to the Department to learn about labor laws, enforcement practices, and programs that deliver skills training and employment services to workers. Through these visits, OIRER, in turn, gains important professional contacts and information on the policies and practices of the visitors' countries that support OIRER's research and cooperation functions.

If you are interested in arranging a meeting through the International Visitors Program, please contact Patricia Butler at or (202) 693-4793. Please send a proposed date and time, subject matter and participants list.