Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) (Federal Agency Profiles)
PARENT ORGANIZATION: Department of Labor
ESTABLISHED: December 31, 1959
ADDRESS: 200 Constitution Ave. NW Washington, DC 20210
PHONE: (202) 219-6061
DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY: Andrew James Samet
WHAT IS ITS MISSION?
The agency describes its mission as follows: "The Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) carries out the Department of Labor's international responsibilities and assists in formulating international economic, trade, and immigration policies affecting American workers." It is responsible for coordinating the Department of Labor's involvement with policy making in international labor issues and works with a variety of other federal agencies, elected U.S. representatives, and foreign countries. The ILAB creates and coordinates policies related to workers' rights and international labor standards and assists in efforts to implement these policies.
HOW IS IT STRUCTURED?
The ILAB is an independent agency within the Department of Labor. It is run by a deputy under secretary who is appointed by the president. The ILAB is made up of five offices with separate areas of responsibility:...
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