Strategic Plan Fiscal Years 2011-2016


Start: 2011-10-01, End: 2016-09-30, Publication: 2011-05-12


This Strategic Plan meets the requirements of GPRA and, upon publication, will serve as the foundation for DOL planning and reporting on outcome goals. The Plan is organized around the five strategic goals supporting the Secretary’s vision of good jobs for everyone. An introductory chapter describes Labor in the United States in 2010, thereby establishing conditions at the time of this Plan’s publication. The subsequent goal chapters provide an overview of the means and strategies by which DOL is pursuing each of the five strategic goals, the 14 outcome goals that support them, and the measures that will help determine success. The goal chapters are followed by a discussion of external factors that could affect achievement of the outcome goals. These broad factors are economic, demographic, social, or environmental in nature, and they may remain stable, change within predicted rates, or vary to an unexpected degree. The Plan will then discuss program evaluations – an important method the Department is using to determine its effectiveness in carrying out its mission. A chapter on management will describe the innovative reforms underway at the Department that are also focused on ensuring an effective DOL. Lastly, the Appendices provide information for reference, including a description of the Department’s unprecedented stakeholder outreach effort supporting this Plan.


Name:Owen Ambur


Name:U.S. Department of Labor


The Department of Labor accomplishes its mission through component agencies that administer the various statutes and programs for which the Department is responsible. These programs are carried out through a network of regional offices and (in some cases) smaller field, district, and area offices, as well as through grantees and contractors. The largest program agencies, each headed by an Assistant Secretary, Commissioner, Administrator, or Director, are the Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS), and the Wage and Hour Division (WHD). Legal services are provided to the program agencies by the Office of the Solicitor (SOL).


  • HILDA L. SOLISSecretary of Labor