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Act; and subrogation and third-party cases involving death or injury claims of Federal employees.
LABOR STANDARDS CASES CLOSED
1964 actual 43 1,514
1. Departmental program activities. (a) Litigation. This activity includes supervision of enforcement of Federal labor standards statutes; litigation and legal services in the administration of several workmen's compensation laws including the Federal Employees Act, the Longshoremen's and Harborworkers' Compensation Act, the Defense Base Act, and the District of Columbia
Total cases closed.......
Back wage recoveries attributable
99 1,354 40
(c) Wage determinations. Prevailing wage rates to be paid laborers and mechanics on construction contracts involving the use of Federal funds are predetermined under this activity. Coordination of enforcement by Federal contracting agencies of labor standards provisions relating to public construction is provided. An increase of 14 positions is provided in 1966 to administer the DavisBacon Fringe Benefits Act (Public Law 88-349), approved 5,300 July 2, 1964. The workload statistics are:
1965 estimate estimate 50 55 1,550
(b) Interpretations and opinions.-The Office of the Solicitor provides interpretations to the various departmental officials on all labor laws administered by the Department, and necessary direction of the legal advisory work performed in the Solicitor regional offices. During 1964, a total of 45,154 interpretations, opinions and legal advices were rendered.
(d) Legislation.-This activity provides analysis and reports on legislation and drafts of proposed legislation for the Department. It also engages in decision writing and in research, analysis and reference activities in 5.436 connection with the Department's programs.
Wage determinations issued..... 44,558 46,397 43,186 45,000 45,500
(e) Labor-management laws.-This activity provides legal advisory and litigation services for the Department under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act and the Welfare and Pension Plans Disclosure Act.
2. Field legal services.-At the regional level opinions and interpretations are provided to field officials of the Department, employers, employees, employer associations, labor organizations, attorneys and the general public. Enforcement, including several types of civil litigation in the Federal courts and proceedings under the Administrative Procedure Act, of the various statutes administered by the Department is carried on both in the field and by the Washington office of the Solicitor of Labor. Field litigation is supervised by the Washington staff.
ment of Justice and the various U.S. Attorneys in the Attorneys representing the Solicitor assist the Departpreparation and conduct of criminal prosecution and in defending declaratory judgment, Court of Claims, and other actions brought against departmental officials and/or the United States.
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY-Continued
ADVANCES AND REIMBURSEMENTS-Continued
The role and responsibilities of the President's Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity are being reviewed in relation to title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which established a national policy making unlawful the practice of discrimination in employment. Title VII provided for the establishment of an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to investigate any alleged violations; and the budget provides funds for staffing and operating the Commission. The 1965 and 1966 estimates of agency contributions required for the support of the committee are, therefore, tentative and will be revised, following completion of the current review, to reflect actual program plans and operating requirements.