The Department of Labor (DOL) is responsible for U.S. Government participation in the OECD's Employment, Labor and Social Affairs Committee (ELSAC) and its subsidiary bodies. These include three Working Parties — employment, migration and social policy — and a variety of ad hoc expert groups. ELSAC, the only OECD committee that emphasizes the economic and social needs of workers, serves as a valuable forum for exchanging and furthering ideas on how best to address employment and social problems faced by OECD member states. Department of Labor officials represent the U.S. Government at meetings of the Directing Committee of the Local Economic and Employment Development Program and serve as advisors to U.S. Government delegates participating in other OECD Committee meetings such as the Trade Committee.


Mel Brodsky
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