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[P u b l i c — No.

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C o n g r e s s .]

[H. R. 13229.]
An A ct To establish in the Department of Labor a bureau to be
known as the Women’s Bureau.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House o f Representatives o f the
United States o f America in Congress assembled, That there shall be
established in the Department of Labor a bureau to be known as the
Women’s Bureau.
S ec . 2. That the said bureau shall be in charge of a director, a
woman, to be appointed by the President, by and with the advice
and consent of the Senate, who shall receive an annual compensa­
tion of $5,000. It shall be the duty of said bureau to formulate
standards and policies which shall promote the welfare of wageearning women, improve their working conditions, increase their
efficiency, and advance their opportunities for profitable employ­
ment. The said bureau shall have authority to investigate and
report to the said department upon all matters pertaining to the
welfare of women in industry. The director of said bureau may
from time to time publish the results of these investigations in such
a manner and to such extent as the Secretary of Labor may prescribe.
S ec . 3. That there shall be in said bureau an assistant director,
to be appointed by the Secretary of Labor, who shall receive an
annual compensation of $3,500 and shall perform such duties as
shall be prescribed by the director and approved by the Secretary
of Labor.
S ec . 4. That there is hereby authorized to be employed by said
bureau a chief clerk and such special agents, assistants, clerks, and
other employees at such rates of compensation and in such numbers
as Congress may from time to time provide by appropriations.
S ec . 5. That the Secretary of Labor is hereby directed to furnish
sufficient quarters, office furniture, and equipment, for the work of
this bureau.
S ec . 6. That this act shall take efloct and be in force from and
after its passage.

Approved, June 5, 1920.