The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs has six departments.
The Press and Communications Division is part of the Secretary General’s staff.
The Department is responsible for coordinating, quality assuring and providing guidance in connection with the Ministry’s work relating to its budget and finances.
Department director: Director General Tom Gulliksen
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 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.
Department director: Director General Ulf Pedersen
The Pension Department has overriding responsibility for pension policies, including work on the pension reform.
Department director: Director General Tomas Berg
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.
Department director: Head of Communications Nina Kraugerud Ertzaas
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.
Department director: Director General Ragnhild Nordaas