Rhode Island Director of Labor
|Rhode Island Director of Labor and Training|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|2013 FY Budget:||$552,430,434|
|Authority:||Rhode Island general laws, § 42-16.1-1|
|Selection Method:||Appointed by Governor|
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|Governor • Lieutenant Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General • Treasurer • Superintendent of Education • Agriculture Commissioner • Insurance Commissioner • Natural Resources Commissioner • Labor Commissioner • Public Service Commission|
The department of labor and training, with the director of labor and training as its head, is established in Section 42-16.1-1 of the Rhode Island general laws.
|There is hereby established with the executive branch of state government a department of labor and training. The head of the department shall be the director of labor and training who shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, and shall serve at the pleasure of the governor and until the appointment and qualification of a successor. The director shall receive such salary as provided by law.|
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The director of labor is appointed by the governor at the January session following his or her election to office. The state senate must act on the appointment (by either confirming or rejecting the appointee) within 60 days of receiving notice of the appointment from the governor.
According to Title 42 of the Rhode Island general laws, any vacancy in the office shall be filled by gubernatorial appointment. If the state senate is in session, the person may not serve for more than 10 days without senate approval. If the vacancy occurs during a recess, the appointee serves until the next legislative session begins and their name must be submitted to the senate for approval within 3 days of the legislature reconvening.
The specific duties of the director are outlined in Title 42 of the Rhode Island general laws:
- Have all the powers and duties formerly vested by law in the director of labor with regard to factory inspectors and steam boiler inspectors, and such other duties as may be by law conferred upon the department;
- Administer the labor laws of this state concerning women and children and be responsible for satisfactory working conditions of women and children employed in industry in this state by a division in the department which shall be known as the division of labor standards;
- Administer the act relating to state wage payment and wage collection;
- Have all of the powers and duties formerly vested in the director of the department of labor and administer those responsibilities set forth in chapters 29 – 38, inclusive, of title 28;
- Have all the powers and duties formerly vested by law in the director of employment and training and administer those responsibilities set forth in chapters 39 – 44, inclusive, of title 28 and chapter 102 of title 42.
- Board of Review
- Governor's Workforce Board
- Labor Market Information
- Workers' Compensation
- Workforce Development
- Workforce Investment
- Workforce Partnership of Greater RI
- Workforce Regulation and Safety
- Workforce Solutions of Providence-Cranston
The budget for the Department of Labor and Training in Fiscal Year 2013 was $552,430,434.
- See also: Compensation of state executive officers
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Rhode Island Department of Labor
Center General Complex
1511 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-8000
Fax: (401) 462-8872
- Rhode Island general laws, "Title 42: State affairs and government; Section 42-6-3: Appointment of directors," accessed October 7, 2011
- Rhode Island general laws, "Title 42: State affairs and government; Section 42-6-4: filling of vacancies," accessed October 7, 2011
- Rhode Island general laws, "Title 42: State affairs and government: Section 16.1-2: Functions of director," accessed October 11, 2011
- Rhode Island Budget Office, "FY 2013 Appropriations Act," accessed April 10, 2013
- Council of State Governments, "SELECTED STATE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS: ANNUAL SALARIES," accessed December 8, 2014
- Council of State Governments, "SELECTED STATE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS: ANNUAL SALARIES," January 29, 2014