The main tasks of the Department are as follows:
on the basis of in-depth analysis of the labour market and employment and taking into account international experience, development and implementation of labour standards, norms and standards, as well as effective remuneration mechanisms that meet the requirements of a market economy;
participation in development of regulations on labour and employment; implementation of specific measures to further improve labour relations, mechanisms for material incentives for labour.
providing practical and methodological assistance to enterprises, organizations and institutions in implementation and observance of labour standards, modern methods and mechanisms of remuneration, optimization of labour relations .
within the competence, ensuring control over compliance with the requirements of legislation in the field of labour and employment of the population.
In accordance with the assigned tasks, the Department performs the following functions:
together with relevant divisions of the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Economics, based on the goals and priorities of the ongoing transformations of society, develops labour standards, norms and standards;
participates in monitoring the state of the labour market in order to ensure the most complete and objective assessment of the level and structure of employment of the population;
based on analysis of needs of housekeeper for personnel, develops proposals for improving areas of vocational training for workers and specialists in educational institutions;
jointly with state and economic management bodies, local government bodies, carries out work on labour rationing and development of tariff and qualification characteristics for workers' professions and positions of employees, and assigning workers qualification grades for main occupations of workers in line with law;
determines together with the interested state and economic management bodies the list of the most important social and labour norms and standards, participates in their development;
establishes identity of job titles of employees and professions of workers specified in the Classifier of main positions of employees and professions of workers, approved by Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan dated October 4, 2017 No. 795, previously used in regulatory acts and other documents of job titles and professions;
participates at the proposal of the relevant trade union bodies (other representative bodies of workers) and employers (their associations) in conclusion of industry agreements;
provides practical and methodological assistance to government and economic management and other organizations in matters of labour rationing, introduction of modern labour standards, organization of remuneration, assignment to appropriate categories of the tariff grid of jobs and jobs not reflected in the tariff-qualifying reference books of jobs, professions;
participates in preparation of proposals for improving mechanism of state regulation of incomes of population;
in prescribed manner prepares proposals for establishment of minimum wage, pensions, benefits and scholarships, minimum standards for the number of employees and the wage fund for individual industries and sectors of the economy;
together with interested state and economic management bodies, participates in development of conditions for introduction of positions and staffing standards for state institutions and state unitary enterprises;
participates in development of measures to improve mechanisms of material incentives for labour and methods of regulating wages;
develops proposals for improvement of wage system, uniform wage grid, and the regional regulation of wages;
determines annual, quarterly and monthly balance of working time; considers appeals of individuals and legal entities, takes necessary actions to eliminate violations of law on matters within its competence.