The Bureau of Labor Statistics is under the charge of a Commissioner of Labor Statistics who is appointed by the President. Such appointment is made by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Commissioner holds his office for four years, unless removed, and receives a salary.
The Commissioner of Labor Statistics ascertains the effect of the customs laws and the effect of the state of the currency, in the United States, on the agricultural industry, especially as to its effect on mortgage indebtedness of farmers.
He also establishes a system of reports by which at intervals of not less than two years, he reports the general condition of the main industries of the country.
He is also specially charged to look into the causes of all controversies and disputes between employers and employees as they may occur, and which may tend to interfere with the welfare of the people of the different States.
The Commissioner also obtains such information upon the various subjects committed to him as he may deem desirable from different foreign nations.
The Commissioner of Labor Statistics is entrusted to prepare and publish a bulletin of the Bureau of Labor Statistics to incorporate the condition of labor in US and other countries, abridgement of State and foreign labor reports and facts as to conditions of employment.
Further, the Commissioner of Labor Statistics submits an annual report to the President and Congress of the information collected him. The report contains such recommendations as he may deem necessary to promote the efficiency of the department. He is also authorized to make special reports on particular subjects whenever required to do so by the President or either House of Congress, or when he thinks the subjects in his charge have need of it. He submits his annual report on or before the 15th day of March in each year.