The Ministry of East African Community (EAC), Labour and Social Protection was formed as a result of re-organization of Government in May, 2013. The Ministry combined the former Ministry of Labour and part of the former Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Development. The two former ministries have existed in various forms since independence in 1963. Presidential Circular No. 2 of 2013 which effectively constituted the re-organized government placed the following departments under the Ministry; the Department of Labour, Office of the Registrar of Trade Unions, Directorate of Occupational Safety and Health Services (DOSHS), Department of Children Services, Department of Social Development, Social Protection Secretariat, National Employment Bureau (NEB), Productivity Centre of Kenya (PCK) and the Directorate of National Human Resource Planning and Development. Others are the Semi-Autonomous Government Agencies (SAGAs) namely the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA), National Council for Persons With Disability (NCPWD) and National Council for Children Services. The only Autonomous Government Agency (AGA) under the Ministry’s mandate is the National Social Security Fund (NSSF).
Vision: A pillar ofcompetitive workforce, just society and a champion of Regional Integration
Mission: To promote decent work, empower vulnerable groups and facilitate Regional integration.
Mandate: Our Mandate is "formulation,review and implementation of Social Security,employment,programme for persons with disabilities,national human resource planning and development,national labour productivity,Child Labour and regulation management,Facilitating and Tracking Employment creation,Co-ordination of National employment,Internship and Volunteers for public service,Community Development, Protection and advocacy of needs of Persons with Disabilities, Social Assistance programmes,Workplace Inspection and Workman's Compensation