Department of Commerce

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) promotes job creation, economic growth, sustainable development and improved standards of living for all Americans by working in partnership with businesses, universities, communities and our nation’s workers. DOC touches the daily lives of Americans in many ways, with a wide range of responsibilities in the area of trade, economic development, technology, entrepreneurship and business development, environmental stewardship, and statistical research and analysis. DOC has done work with the Department of Labor in their efforts to provide effective work-family balance solutions to promote fatherhood in the workplace. DOC recognizes that workers (including dads) who are able to balance work and family are more loyal and productive employees and better parents to their children.