Department of Labor  

The Department of Labor (DOL) fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, protecting their retirement and health care benefits, helping employers find workers, strengthening free collective bargaining, and tracking changes in employment, prices, and other national economic measurements.

As an organization with diverse functions, the DOL carries out its mission through a number of offices and agencies, such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.