Divisions

Division of Occupational Safety and Health

Ensures as much as practicable, a safe and healthful working environment for all public sector employers and employees of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

 

Division of Workers’ Compensation

Strives to minimize the adverse impact of work-related injuries on the employees and employers of the territory by providing temporary medical and disability benefits for work-related injuries and diseases. 

 

Division of Labor Relations

Provides protection of workers’ rights, regulates the employment practices of employers, promotes job opportunities for residents of the territory and encourages a healthier, more harmonious relationship between labor unions, the private business sector and the government.

 

Division of Job Service

Provides a viable and highly effective labor exchange system for the territory by connecting job seekers with suitable jobs and employers with qualified/skilled workers. 

 

Division of Training

Targets both youth and adults in the development and implementation of programs that are designed to address the needs of unskilled job seekers, the economically disadvantaged, the older worker, the unemployed, the underemployed, dislocated workers and individuals with serious barriers to employment.

 

Division of Unemployment Insurance

Administers income support to eligible workers who become unemployed through no fault of their own by systematically accumulating funds from employers during periods of employment from which benefits may be paid. 

 

Division of Administration

Complies with state and federal procurement laws and is charged with the responsibility of supervising all fiscal matters of the department by administering such functions as payroll, business and administrative services and plants and facilities management.

 

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Collects, compiles, arranges, analyzes, and publishes statistics on wage, working hours, labor conditions and living costs.

 

Hearings and Appeals 

Responsible for hearing and resolving territory-wide wrongful discharge cases and those that are filed through Occupational Safety and Health, Unemployment Insurance and Workers' Compensation.

 

Information Technology Unit

Serves as the central unit responsible for the Department's information technology support.  They ensure that the entire Department is automated and able to meet its federal and local reporting mandates.

 

Business and Special Services Unit

Plans, develops, and coordinates the implementation and delivery of services to Business, Industry and all other customers of the Virgin Islands Career Network system. This unit is also responsible for designing and developing plans to market and promote the programs and services administered by the Department of Labor.

 
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