Thank you for visiting the Department of Labor (DOL) Website and reviewing
our privacy and security statement. DOL is strongly committed to maintaining
the privacy of your personal information and the security of our computer
systems. With respect to the collection, use and disclosure of personal
information, DOL makes every effort to ensure compliance with applicable
Federal law, including, but not limited to, the Privacy Act of 1974, the
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and the Freedom of Information Act.
As a general rule, the Department of Labor does not collect
personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless
you choose to provide such information to us. The information we receive
depends upon what you do when visiting our site.
If you visit our site to read or download information, we collect and
store the following information:
- The name of the domain from which you
access the Internet (for example, dol.gov, if you are connecting
from the Department of Labor's computer account).
- The date and time you access our site.
- The Internet address of the website from
which you linked directly to our site.
The above information is used by software programs on our website to create
summary statistics which allow us to assess the number of visitors to the
different sections of our site, identify what information is of most and least
interest, determine technical design specifications, monitor system
performance, and help us make our site more useful to visitors.
If you identify yourself by sending an E-mail containing personal
You also may decide to send us personally-identifying information, for
example your mailing address, in an electronic mail message requesting that
information be mailed to you. Information collected in this manner is used
solely for responding to requests for information or records. We may forward
your E-mail to other Government employees who are better able to respond to
you. Should you wish to file a request under FOIA, instructions are provided
If you link to other sites outside DOL:
Cookie Use Notice
Cookies are small pieces of temporary data that are exchanged between a web site and a user's computer which enable a "session", or "dialog", to be established between the two machines. With the session established, the Department is able to tailor its responses (i.e., identify and provide you with the information you want) and help you traverse our web pages in the most efficient and effective manner possible. The session is often broken when the Department's server does not receive further requests from your computer or you simply exit your browser.
For security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to
all users, our website also employs software programs to monitor network
traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or
otherwise cause damage.
Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this
service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud
and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection
Act of 1996.