The U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau is the only federal agency mandated to represent working women in the public policy process. The Bureau has the authority to investigate and report to the U.S. Department of Labor upon all matters pertaining to the welfare of women in industry. It’s mission is to promote the welfare of wage-earning women, improve their working conditions, increase their efficiency, and advance their opportunities for profitable employment. Current priority issues include women veterans experiencing homelessness, higher paying jobs, workplace flexibility, and equal pay.
The following website provides a list of Frequently Asked Questions for the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau: http://webapps.dol.gov/dolfaq/dolfaqbytopic.asp?topicID=13