Secretary of Labor


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Secretary of Labor

The head of the U.S. federal government department charged with enforcement of laws regulating workplace conditions, minimum wages, and other federal labor laws. The secretary is also responsible for the administration of unemployment insurance and collection of some economic statistics, particularly regarding unemployment. He or she is appointed by the president of the United States and confirmed by the Senate.
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Recommendation: To further strengthen Labor's IT planning and oversight process and financial management, the Secretary of Labor should direct the Chief Information Officer to ensure systems fully comply with NIST 800-53 revision 3 guidance and, if not, take appropriate steps to meet these requirements.
As Secretary of Labor, Wilson explained that even though the purpose of the Department was to promote the welfare of American workers, "in the execution of that purpose the element of fairness to every interest is of equal importance .
Recommendation: In order to ensure the quality and consistency of the whistleblower program and to ensure that OSHA has reliable information to use to monitor the program, the Secretary of Labor should direct the Assistant Secretary of OSHA to revise its field audit directive to clarify the criteria that regions must use in conducting focused and comprehensive audits.
By nominating Herman for secretary of labor, President Clinton may have scored political points with women and civil rights groups--as well as with Herman's numerous well-connected friends.
Wilson, the first Secretary of Labor, and Assistant Secretary Louis Post, an early supporter of civil rights, both fought to improve the economic position of black workers.
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The Labor Department s funding will allow them to receive services they need to obtain skills necessary to compete for jobs in growth industries, said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment and Training Jane Oates.
Representing the federal agency was Jonathan Snare, deputy assistant secretary of labor for OSHA, and signing for the home builders was Andy Anderson, 2005 chairman of the NAHB construction safety and health committee.
Jonathon Snare, acting assistant secretary of labor for OSHA, recently stated that a proposal was a year or two away from being developed.
This money will help make it possible for low-skilled and dislocated workers to upgrade their skill levels,'' Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao said.
Herman was sworn in May 9 as the secretary of labor.
Last winter Secretary of Labor Robert Reich appointed Harvard's Lawrence Katz as his department's chief economist.
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