29 U.S.C. § 13 : US Code - Section 13: Powers and duties of bureau

      It shall be the duty of the Women's Bureau to formulate standards
    and policies which shall promote the welfare of wage-earning women,
    improve their working conditions, increase their efficiency, and
    advance their opportunities for profitable employment. The said
    bureau shall have authority to investigate and report to the
    Department of Labor upon all matters pertaining to the welfare of
    women in industry. The director of said bureau may from time to
    time publish the results of these investigations in such a manner
    and to such extent as the Secretary of Labor may prescribe.