Rhode Island Director of Labor

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Rhode Island Director of Labor and Training
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013 FY Budget:  $552,430,434
Term limits:  None
Structure
Authority:  Rhode Island general laws, § 42-16.1-1
Selection Method:  Appointed by Governor
Current Officeholder
Name:  Charles Fogarty
Compensation:  $130,152
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The Rhode Island Director of Labor and Training is an appointed executive position in the Rhode Island state government. The director provides employment services, educational services, and economic opportunities for both individuals and employers.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Charles Fogarty. Previously, the office was held by Adelita Orefice.

Authority

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.

§ 42-16.1-1:

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.

Qualifications

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Appointments

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.[1]

Vacancies

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.[2]

Duties

The specific duties of the director are outlined in Title 42 of the Rhode Island general laws:[3]

  1. 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;
  2. 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;
  3. Administer the act relating to state wage payment and wage collection;
  4. 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;
  5. 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.

Divisions

  • 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

State budget

The budget for the Department of Labor and Training in Fiscal Year 2013 was $552,430,434.[4]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2014

In 2014, the director received a salary of $130,152, according to the Council of State Governments.[5]

2013

In 2013, the Rhode Island Director of Labor was paid an estimated $130,152. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.[6]

2012

In 2012, the Rhode Island Director of Labor was paid an estimated $130,152. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

Historical officeholders

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Contact information

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Department of Labor
Center General Complex
1511 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920

Phone: (401) 462-8000
Fax: (401) 462-8872

Full department contact information

See also

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