American Job Centers

American Job Centers are at the heart of the workforce investment system under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). These centers provide an integrated array of high-quality services so that workers, job seekers, and businesses can conveniently find the…

COBRA Continuation Coverage

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 contains the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) premium assistance provisions that expand COBRA eligibility and provide eligible individuals with a 65 percent reduction of their COBRA premiums for…

Disaster Unemployment Assistance

The Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program provides unemployment benefits to individuals who have become unemployed as a direct result of a Presidentially declared major disaster.

Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation (DCMWC)

The mission of the Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation, or Federal Black Lung Program, is to administer claims filed under the Black Lung Benefits Act. The Black Lung Benefits Act provides monthly monetary payments and medical benefits to coal miners who are…

Division of Indian and Native American Programs (DINAP)

Indian and Native American (INA) Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Section 166 grantees and the Department of Labor share a vision of providing quality employment and training services to Native American communities that not only meet regulatory…

Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation (DLHWC)

The mission of the Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation (DLHWC) is to minimize the impact of employment injuries and deaths on employees and their families by ensuring that workers' compensation benefits are provided promptly and properly under…

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

The Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division enforces the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which provides workplace protections - unpaid, job protected leave - to those living with a serious health condition, including HIV/AIDS.

Federal Employees' Compensation (FEC) Program

The Federal Employees' Compensation (FEC) program assists federal employees who have sustained work-related injuries or disease by providing appropriate monetary and medical benefits and help in returning to work. Monetary benefits include compensation for lost wages…

Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP)

The HVRP provides employment and training services to assist in reintegrating homeless veterans into meaningful employment within the labor force and to stimulate the development of effective service delivery systems that will address the complex problems facing…

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) provides free, expert and confidential technical assistance to both employees and employers regarding workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.

Job Corps

Job Corps is the nation's largest career technical training and education program for low-income young people ages 16 through 24. Job Corps enrolls approximately 50,000 young people each year at 126 centers in 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto…

Jobs for Veterans State Grants Program (JVSG)

The Jobs for Veterans State Grants Program (JVSG) helps veterans find good jobs by providing employment services at American Job Centers and other locations through funding for Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP) specialists and Local Veterans Employment…

National Farmworker Jobs Program

The National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) provides job training, employment assistance, and other supportive services to migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their dependents with the goal of helping farmworkers secure full-time employment.

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)

The Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) enforces the non-discrimination and affirmative action obligations of Federal contractors and suppliers to the Federal government. It is unlawful for those doing business with the Federal…

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation Pension Insurance

Congress set up PBGC to insure the defined-benefit pensions of working Americans. Defined-benefit pension plans are traditional pensions that pay a certain amount each month after you retire. If you have a pension from a private-sector job, you are probably one of the…

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) provides part-time community service training positions to low-income persons age 55 and older. Program participants work an average of 20 hours per week, are paid at least the Federal minimum wage, and are…

The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA)

The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICPA) provides benefits to employees (or their survivors) of the Department of Energy (DOE) and its contractors/subcontractors, who became ill as a result of exposure to radiation and/or other toxic…

Trade Adjustment Assistance for Dislocated Workers

The Trade Act of 1974 (Pub. L. No. 93-618), as amended, Title II, Chapter 2, established the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers (TAA), Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA), and Reemployment Trade Adjustment Assistance (RTAA) programs. These programs,…

Transition Assistance Program (TAP)

TAP is a cooperative effort between Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS), the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Veterans Administration (VA). TAP provides career information for active duty service members, National…

Unemployment Insurance

The Department of Labor has oversight responsibility for the Unemployment Insurance (UI) programs operated in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. These states/jurisdictions provide unemployment benefits to eligible workers who…

Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) protects civilian job rights and benefits for veterans and members of reserve components. USERRA makes major improvements in protecting service member rights and benefits by clarifying the law,…

Veterans Preference (VP)

Veterans who are disabled or who served on active duty in the armed forces during certain recognized periods, or in military campaigns, are entitled to preference over other qualified candidates from competitive lists of eligible applicants. They are also provided…

Veterans' Employment & Training Service (VETS)

The Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) proudly prepares America’s veterans, service members and their spouses, for meaningful careers, provide them with the employment resources and expertise, protect their employment rights and promote their…

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity -- Adults and Dislocated Workers Program

The Adult and Dislocated Worker Program, under Title I of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, is designed to provide quality employment and training services to assist eligible individuals in finding and qualifying for meaningful employment, and to help employers…

Youth Education and Training Activities

WIOA Title I Youth Program The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Investment Act (WIOA) Youth Program provides formula funded grants to state and local communities to operate a comprehensive array of youth services that help low-income eligible in-school and…