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5 Ways Employers Can Make Workplaces More Menstruation-Friendly

To commemorate this Menstrual Hygiene Day, the Women’s Bureau is breaking down the stereotypes and stigmas that have made menstruation a taboo topic in the workplace. Menstruation is a natural part of half our population’s life, and yet it has been overlooked in the context of work – perhaps because it is seen as a personal issue or uncomfortable to

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A Golden Opportunity: Retirement Planning for Older Americans

Transitioning from your work life into retirement takes planning to make sure you have enough savings to cover a hopefully long retirement.For a financially secure retirement, it’s important to make the most of your job-based retirement plan and make informed decisions about Social Security and Medicare.Considering these issues may seem overwhelming. Our Employee Benefits Security Administration has resources to help

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Streamlining services for injured federal workers

OWCP processes $48 million each week in compensation payments, enabling claimants to receive the medical care and financial support they need to recover and potentially return to work. But the system we use to manage this, known as the Integrated Federal Employee Compensation System (or iFECS), is nearly 20 years old and in major need of an upgrade. Modernizing through

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Labor Relations and the Truth About Section 504

In the labor relations world, most people know about the Office of Labor-Management Standard’s role enforcing the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act and advancing its mandate of promoting union democracy, financial transparency and integrity. But not everyone understands Section 504, an important part of the act designed to advance those goals by keeping people out of the labor relations world

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Partners Across the Nation Celebrate Youth Apprenticeship Week

Thanks to the efforts of Department of Labor partners all across the country, Youth Apprenticeship Week (YAW) was a huge success! Employers, apprentices, apprenticeship graduates, education providers, labor organizations, community-based organizations, government officials, industry associations and workforce leaders together held over 420 events. All 50 states plus the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico hosted over 682,600 attendees. States,

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How we’re implementing the National Plan to End Gender-Based Violence

On May 25, 2023, the Biden-Harris Administration published the United States’ first-everNational Plan to End Gender-Based Violence, laying out whole-of-government action steps that will move us closer to ending gender-based violence in the U.S. To fulfill the vision of the National Plan, agencies across the federal government committed to concrete actions to strengthen prevention of and response to gender-based violence.

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I Am DOL: Derek Smith Ensures Civil Rights and Fair Workplaces

In our“I Am DOL” series, we’re highlighting employees who work in a wide range of roles at the Department of Labor but who all share a passion for public service. Derek Smith, an investigator in the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, helps make sure federal contractors meet legal requirements to take affirmative action and to not discriminate against workers

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Business Ownership, Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship Among People with Disabilities

Small businesses are the engine of the American economy. They employ just under half of all U.S. workers and comprise more than 99% of businesses. Both small-business ownership and self-employment are important avenues to economic empowerment, particularly for people with disabilities. For many disabled workers, entrepreneurship allows greater access, freedom and flexibility at work. By owning their own business, people

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How a Young Lawyer’s Mental Health Journey Fuels Her Advocacy Work

At the U.S. Department of Labor, we’re committed to fostering and promoting the welfare of all workers—including their mental well-being. As part of our effort, we seek to learn the lived experiences of the people we serve. To acknowledge Mental Health Awareness Month this May, DOL’s Office of Disability Employment Policy sat down with Marissa Ditkowsky, disability economic justice counsel

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Mind and Body: Supporting Women’s Health

Beginning on Mother’s Day, National Women’s Health Week highlights the importance of women prioritizing our own health needs. For many women, particularly mothers and other caregivers, the daily juggle of family responsibilities and career demands often leads to not prioritizing our own well-being. It’s not uncommon for women to put the needs of our families and jobs before our own,

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