WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor received a “Best in Scorecard Category” award from MeriTalk for its IT modernization efforts. The award is based on the Department’s most recent Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) scorecard.
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (OASAM), Civil Rights Center (CRC), will publish in tomorrow’s Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking as well as a Direct Final Rule that would rescind its regulations implementing the nondiscrimination and equal opportunity provisions in Section 167 of the Job Training Partnership Act of 1982, as amended (JTPA). CRC proposed the rescission because the regulations concern programs that are no longer operative.
WASHINGTON – To ensure that the U.S. workforce development system serves all people equally, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Civil Rights Center issued a final rule today updating the existing nondiscrimination and equal opportunity regulations of the bipartisan Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Civil Rights Center and the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, Division of Unemployment Insurance have entered into an agreement to resolve allegations that the state failed to provide adequate language assistance services to those with limited English proficiency to allow meaningful access to Kentucky’s unemployment services.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that it has entered into an agreement with the North Carolina Department of Commerce after a compliance review by the federal department’s Civil Rights Center found the state’s unemployment insurance and employment service programs deficient in providing services to those with limited English proficiency.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that the Benefits.gov – official federal government benefits website – now customizes the user’s search for government benefits based on the user’s location. By personalizing the content on government benefits and other information – and providing content most commonly requested – the site now provides a better and more efficient tool for its users.
WASHINGTON – The workforce development system is the backbone of job training in the U.S. It provides millions of jobseekers and workers the opportunity to learn new skills and obtain new and better jobs. The system also serves a critical role in our nation’s labor market, bringing together workers and businesses to ensure that workers can find good jobs and that employers can find the skilled workers they need to keep business thriving.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that it has entered into a conciliation agreement to resolve allegations of disability discrimination by an American Job Center in Burnsville, Minnesota. The U.S.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that it has entered into a conciliation agreement to address allegations of disability discrimination by a person with hearing impairments against the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment. The U.S. Labor Department's Civil Rights Center investigated allegations that a complainant with a profound hearing loss was denied communication services by Colorado's unemployment insurance program by not providing a qualified American Sign Language interpreter.
Commemorates websites service, technology innovation and e-government success
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Benefits.gov Program and its track record of success in serving the American public. Benefits.gov, formerly GovBenefits.gov, has increased public access to critical information regarding government benefits and consequently has reduced the cost to taxpayers of the processes required to obtain the same information.
WASHINGTON — Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today, through a national online discussion with stakeholder groups, the general public and the news media, outlined the president's fiscal year (FY) 2011 budget request for the U.S. Department of Labor, which is built around the vision of "good jobs for everyone." The budget launches innovative ways to prepare workers for 21st century jobs, and makes new investments in programs that protect workers' rights, safety and health in the new economy.
WASHINGTON — Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today, through a national online discussion with stakeholder groups, the general public and the news media, will outline the president's fiscal year (FY) 2010 budget for the U.S. Department of Labor, which begins to restore worker protection programs and revitalize employment opportunities for the American workforce.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor continued to demonstrate excellence in reporting on program and financial performance by earning a number one ranking in an annual competition of the 24 largest federal agencies. George Mason University's Mercatus Center announced the results of its 10th annual Performance Report Scorecard on May 5.
Official U.S. benefits Web site marks 7th anniversary by launching Twitter account
WASHINGTON — GovBenefits.gov, a collaborative effort of 17 federal agencies with content on more than 1,000 benefits and assistance programs, today is launching a Twitter account to provide continuous updates about the Web site's resources. In this time of economic uncertainty, it is more important than ever to meet citizen demand for information about available benefits.
Award committee lauds accessibility and visibility through digitization, lecture series efforts
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor's Wirtz Labor Library has been selected by the American Library Association as the winner of the 2009 John Sessions Memorial Award, which honors a library or library system’s significant work with the labor community that has brought recognition to the history and contributions of the labor movement toward the development of the United States.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor's Frances Perkins Building, a two million-square-foot office building, recently was cited for earning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) prestigious Energy Star, the national symbol for superior energy efficiency and environmental protection.
To qualify for the designation, a facility or building must use an average of 40 percent less energy and release 35 percent less carbon dioxide into the environment compared with typical buildings.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that it will launch an online digital library to archive its Web sites under a contract with the San Francisco-based Internet Archive.
Through an on-demand system, the Web Snapshot Initiative was designed to capture the content of all departmental Web sites for historical purposes — thus documenting the department's missions, goals and programs on the site as of mid-January 2009.