United States Secretary of Labor

The former flag of the U.S. Secretary of Labor, used from 1915 to 1960.

Member of the Cabinet of the United States, and as the head of the United States Department of Labor, controls the department, and enforces and suggests laws involving unions, the workplace, and all other issues involving any form of business-person controversies.

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United States Department of Labor

One of the executive departments of the U.S. federal government.

One of the executive departments of the U.S. federal government.

The former flag of the U.S. Department of Labor, used from 1914 to 1960

It is headed by the Secretary of Labor, who reports directly to the President of the United States and is a member of the president's Cabinet.

United States Secretary of Commerce

Head of the United States Department of Commerce.

Head of the United States Department of Commerce.

The Commerce Secretary's office as it looked in the mid-20th century.

Until 1913, there was one secretary of commerce and labor, uniting this department with the United States Department of Labor, which is now headed by a separate United States secretary of labor.

United States Department of Commerce and Labor

Short-lived Cabinet department of the United States government, which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business.

Short-lived Cabinet department of the United States government, which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business.

Corresponding with the division of the department in 1913, the secretary of commerce and labor's position was divided into separate positions of United States Secretary of Commerce and United States Secretary of Labor.

The Appointments Clause of the U.S. Constitution gives the U.S. Senate the right to confirm or reject the nomination of any officer of the United States.

Executive Schedule

System of salaries given to the highest-ranked appointed officials in the executive branch of the U.S. government.

System of salaries given to the highest-ranked appointed officials in the executive branch of the U.S. government.

The Appointments Clause of the U.S. Constitution gives the U.S. Senate the right to confirm or reject the nomination of any officer of the United States.

Secretary of Labor

United States Solicitor of Labor

The United States solicitor of labor is the chief legal officer of the United States Department of Labor and the third-ranking officer of the department, behind the secretary of labor and deputy secretary of labor.

President Joe Biden's Cabinet pictured in July 2021

Cabinet of the United States

Body consisting of the vice president of the United States and the heads of the executive branch's departments in the federal government of the United States.

Body consisting of the vice president of the United States and the heads of the executive branch's departments in the federal government of the United States.

President Joe Biden's Cabinet pictured in July 2021
President Joe Biden's Cabinet pictured in July 2021
James K. Polk and his Cabinet in 1845: the first Cabinet to be photographed.
A map showing the historical makeup of the Cabinet of the United States by year.

Secretary of Commerce and Labor: created in 1903 and renamed Secretary of Commerce in 1913 when its labor functions were transferred to the new secretary of labor.

United States Women's Bureau

Agency of the United States government within the United States Department of Labor.

Agency of the United States government within the United States Department of Labor.

Women's Bureau in 1920

However, their recommendations were often ignored, and at an October 1918 conference to discuss women's labor organized by van Kleeck, Secretary of Labor William Wilson declined to take action to address wage inequality.

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

Part of the U.S. Department of Labor.

Part of the U.S. Department of Labor.

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Organization chart

OFCCP, as it is today, was created in 1978 with Executive Order 12086 by President Jimmy Carter through a consolidation of all the Affirmative Action enforcement responsibilities at each federal agency with Executive Order 11246 to the United States Secretary of Labor.

United States Deputy Secretary of Labor

Second-highest-ranking official in the United States Department of Labor.

Second-highest-ranking official in the United States Department of Labor.

Louis Freeland Post

In the United States federal government, the deputy secretary oversees the day-to-day operation of the Department of Labor, and may act as secretary of labor during the absence of the secretary.

Raymond J. Donovan

American business executive and politician.

American business executive and politician.

Donovan and President Ronald Reagan aboard Air Force One in 1981
Donovan with Jack Kemp and Thomas Kean in 1981

He served as U.S. Secretary of Labor under President Ronald Reagan from 1981 to 1985.