DoL Launches Enhancements

December 16, 2002 ( - The US Department of Labor (DoL) has announced the incorporation of 68 additional federal benefit programs to their government benefit information Web site , which now includes information on 200 government programs representing approximately $1.3 trillion in annual benefit dollars, was developed as part of President Bush’s Management Agenda to make it easier for citizens to interact with the government, save tax dollars, and streamline citizen-to-government transactions.

The project is the collaborative effort of 10 federal agencies, including the Departments of Labor, Agriculture, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, State, Veterans Affairs, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Social Security Administration.

“ gives citizens an easy way to determine if they are eligible for training, loans, or other benefits,” said Patrick Pizzella, assistant secretary of labor for administration and management and chief information officer. “The addition of these new programs is another step forward in our effort to centralize all federal benefit information online so that citizens do not have to dissect the government in order to find the assistance they need.”