July 25, 2003

Statement of Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao on
the 13th Anniversary of the Signing of the Americans With Disabilities Act,
July 26, 2003

“Tomorrow we celebrate the 13th anniversary of the signing of the Americans With Disabilities Act, a landmark legislation of compassion and empowerment. The ADA has been a major civil rights legislation for the disabled community. Since its passage, it has been a powerful force in removing barriers to people with disabilities by increasing their opportunities in education, home ownership, transportation, and employment.

July 25, 2003

U.S. Department of Labor Issues WIA Compliance
Assistance Checklist to Help People with Disabilities

WASHINGTON—U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L Chao today issued a compliance assistance “Checklist” designed to ensure nondiscrimination against and equal opportunity for persons with disabilities under Section 188 of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). The checklist was sent to all WIA program operators who receive government financial assistance.

July 24, 2003

Labor Department Testifies on Oversight of the Thrift Savings Plan

Archived News Release — Caution: Information may be out of date.

July 22, 2003

U.S. Labor Department Publishes International
Labor Comparisons on U.S., Europe and Asia

WASHINGTON—The Labor Department has issued A Chartbook of International Labor Comparisons: United States, Europe, and Asia. The book, a collaborative effort the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Bureau of International Labor Affairs, is the department’s first international chartbook to compare select Asian-Pacific countries with both the U.S. and Europe.

July 21, 2003

October 15, 2003 Designated as National
Disability Mentoring Day by Labor Secretary Chao

WASHINGTON—Oct. 15, 2003 has been designated as National Disability Mentoring Day, Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao announced today.

Begun in 1999, National Disability Mentoring Day promotes career development for students and job seekers with disabilities through one-on-one job shadowing, group visits to public and private employers, and hands-on career exploration. It is held in October in conjunction with National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

July 21, 2003

New Labor Department Web Site Can Help Millions Find Valuable Information On Health Benefits

Archived News Release — Caution: Information may be out of date.

July 18, 2003

DOL, HUD Offer up to $13.5 Million in Grants to
End Chronic Homelessness through Employment and Housing

WASHINGTON—The Departments of Labor (DOL) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today they were jointly making up to $13.5 million available to help fulfill the Administration’s goal of ending chronic homelessness among persons with disabilities.

July 18, 2003

Labor Department Seeks Appointment of Independent Fiduciary for Orphaned New Jersey Money Purchase Plan

Archived News Release — Caution: Information may be out of date.

July 16, 2003

Rhode Island Laborers’ Union Plan Officials Sued by U.S. Labor Department for Federal Employee Benefits Law Violations

Archived News Release — Caution: Information may be out of date.

July 15, 2003

Assistant Secretary Combs Testifies on Bush Proposal To Strengthen Defined Benefit Pension Plans

Archived News Release — Caution: Information may be out of date.

July 10, 2003

Labor Department Sues Fiduciaries of Illinois 401(k) and Medical Plans Over Delinquent Employee Contributions

Archived News Release — Caution: Information may be out of date.

July 7, 2003

Labor Department Names Independent Fiduciary for Defunct New York Corporation’s 401(k) Plan

Archived News Release — Caution: Information may be out of date.

July 2, 2003

Department of Labor Kansas City Regional Director Retiring After 39 Years of Federal Service

Archived News Release — Caution: Information may be out of date.

July 2, 2003

Abandoned New Jersey 401(K) Plan Sued by Labor Department For Failing to Release Participants’ Assets

Archived News Release — Caution: Information may be out of date.

June 24, 2003

Labor Department Sues Principals Of Florida-Based Health Plan Service Provider

Archived News Release — Caution: Information may be out of date.

June 19, 2003

Labor Department Enforcing Laws to Protect the
Nation's Most Vulnerable Workers: Wage Hour Administrator Participates in LULAC
Child Labor Panel on Child Labor

Wage Hour Administrator Participates in LULAC Child Labor Panel on Child Labor

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Administrator Tammy D. McCutchen participated in a panel discussion titled, “Child Labor: Keep Them From Harm” during the League of United Latin American’s Citizens (LULAC) 74th annual convention being held in Orlando, FL.

June 16, 2003

Department of Labor Announces Grant Solicitations
Totaling $3.4 million for Transitioning and Mentoring Youth with Disabilities

WASHINGTON—Two solicitations to help mentor and successfully transition youth with disabilities to work were published in the June 16, 2003 Federal Register by the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao announced today.

June 16, 2003

Aroostook County, Maine, Profit Sharing Plan Fiduciaries Barred from Serving as Benefit Plan Trustees

Archived News Release — Caution: Information may be out of date.

June 12, 2003

Independent Fiduciary Named to Manage Penn’s Best, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Archived News Release — Caution: Information may be out of date.