Employment Standards Administration (ESA) (Federal Agency Profiles)
PARENT ORGANIZATION: Department of Labor
ADDRESS: 200 Constitution Ave. NW Washington, DC 20210
PHONE: (202) 219-6191
FAX: (202) 219-6191
ASSISTANT SECRETARY: Bernard E. Anderson
WHAT IS ITS MISSION?
The stated mission of the Employment and Standards Administration (ESA) is "to enhance the welfare and protect the rights of, and generate equal employment opportunity for, American workers, and to provide the best possible program for income replacement, medical treatment and rehabilitation for injured workers." The ESA protects workers throughout the country by offering benefits and aid while at the same time enforcing the laws that empower those standards.
HOW IS IT STRUCTURED?
The ESA is the largest agency within the Department of Labor (DOL). It falls under the executive branch and is headed by an assistant secretary who is appointed by the president. Under the assistant secretary is the Equal Employment Opportunity Unit, the Office of Public Affairs, and the Office of Management Administration and Planning. In addition, the following divisions are responsible for...
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