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Bureau of Labor Statistics
The bureau "is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor."
Department of Labor
The DoL "fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, protecting their retirement and health care benefits, helping employers find workers, strengthening free collective bargaining, and tracking changes in employment, prices, and other national economic measurements." Agencies include the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Employee Benefits Security Administration.
Employee Benefits Security Administration
The EBSA (formerly the Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration, or PWBA) "is committed to educating and assisting over 200 million pension, health and other employee benefit plan participants and beneficiaries and more than 3 million plan sponsors and members of the employee benefit community. EBSA promotes voluntary compliance and facilitates self-regulation."
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
The PBGC "is a federal corporation created by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to encourage the continuation and maintenance of defined benefit pension plans, provide timely and uninterrupted payment of pension benefits to participants and beneficiaries in plans covered by PBGC, and keep pension insurance premiums at the lowest level necessary to carry out the Corporation's objectives."
White House Policies in Focus: Retirement Security
"An important component of the President's economic security agenda is providing American workers and retirees new tools to protect their pensions, investments, and retirement security."