The Ministery of Labour and Social Inclusion has six departments.
The Press and Communications Division is part of the Secretary General’s staff.
The Department of Labour Market Affairs
The Department is responsible for tasks relating to the promotion of a well-functioning labour market, and it is responsible for policies and measures taken to help the unemployed and for some of the measures aimed at the occupationally disabled.
The Working Environment and Safety Department
The Working Environment and Safety Department’s areas of responsibility include labour law and safety and the working environment in Norwegian workplaces, both onshore and on the Norwegian continental shelf.
The Department of Finance and Governance
The department is responsible for the Ministry’s work related to its budget and finances and the Ministry’s governance of the Norwegian Labour and Welfare administration.
Department for Integration
The Department for Integration works with integration policy targeted towards the immigrant population.
The Pension Department
The Pension Department has overriding responsibility for pension policies, including work on the pension reform.
The Press and Communications Division
The Press and Communications Division deals with press enquiries to the Ministry’s political leadership and the Ministry. The Division also helps to locate the correct department or case officer for background material and information. The Press and Communications Division is part of the Secretary General’s staff.
Administrative Services Department
The Department of Welfare Policy
The Department of Welfare Policy is responsible for policies aimed at assuring income through sickness benefit, work assessment allowance, and disability pensions in the national insurance scheme, and through social security assistance.