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Dept of Labor

The North Carolina Department of Labor (NCDOL) oversees the safety, health, and well-being, of workers within the State through three divisions: Administration, Occupational Safety and Health, and Standards and inspection.

Administration handles communications, legal affairs, resarch and policy, and oversees the NCDOL library.

Occupational Safety and Health enforces the OSHA requirements, offers consultative services, administers training and employer assistance, and analyzes and compiles important statistical data.

Standards and Inspections promotes and monitors apprenticeship programs, oversees elevator and boiler safety, and enforces the 1992 Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act (REDA) as well as the the 1975 Mine Safety and Health Act.

Hidden property tax information

August 18, 2010

What the Association of County Commissioners doesn't want you to know about your property taxes


Featured Entity

Wake County Schools

Based on our research and scoring model, Wake County Schools is the most transparent school system in the state.

The Wake County Public School System is a public school district located in Wake County, North Carolina. With 137,706 students enrolled in 159 schools as of the 2008/09 academic year, it is the largest public school district in North Carolina and the 18th largest district in the United States. The student population is projected to grow by 20,242 students by the 2010-2011 school year.