Organization and Manpower
The Council of Labor Affairs was established on August 1, 1987 under Executive
Yuan as a cabinet-level agency in charge of national labor affairs. The Council
has one minister, two deputy ministers, and 7~11 commissioners recruited by
the minister representing opinions of employers, employees, political, and academic
circles to review labor policies, labor laws and regulations, as well as related
projects and programs.
The Council of Labor Affairs has established eight departments, namely, Department
of Labor Relations, Department of Labor Standards, Department of Labor Welfare,
Department of Labor Insurance, Department of Labor Safety and Health, Department
of Labor Inspection, Department of Planning, and Department of Statistics, together
with a Central Region Office; there are also Secretariat, Personnel Office,
Accounting Office, Civil Service Ethics Office, Information Management Center,
Petitions and Appeals Committee, and Legal Affairs Committee established under
the Council; at the same time, there are nine other affiliated agencies, namely,
Bureau of Employment and Vocational Training, Institute of Occupational Safety
and Health, Northern Region Inspection office, Central Region Inspection Office,
Southern Region Inspection Office, Labor Insurance Supervisory Committee, Bureau
of Labor Insurance, Labor Pension Fund, and Institutes of Labor Education.
The number of budgeted staff of the Council is 373, among them, 97.79% have
education level of college or above; 48.49% are male, and 51.51% are female;
the Council employs professionals with good educational background in labor
administration to provide the most comprehensive and high-quality services to
labor and business owners.