Iowa Commissioner of Labor
|Iowa Commissioner of Labor|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|Length of term:||Six years|
|Authority:||Title 3, Subtitle 2, Chapter 91 of the Iowa Code|
|Selection Method:||Appointed by the governor|
|Assumed office:||May 1, 2011|
|Other Iowa Executive Offices|
|Governor • Lieutenant Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General • Treasurer • Auditor • Secretary of Agriculture • Director of Education • Insurance Commissioner • Natural Resources Director • Labor Commissioner • Utilities Board|
The Iowa Commissioner of Labor's powers, term of office, etc. are derived from Title 3, Subtitle 2, Chapter 91 of the Iowa Code.
Chapter 91, Section 1:
|The division of labor services of the department of workforce development, created under section 84A.1, is under the control of a labor commissioner, who shall have an office at the seat of government and shall devote the commissioner’s entire time to the duties of the office.|
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The Division of Labor Services is responsible for the enforcement of programs designed to protect the safety, health and economic security of all Iowans. In addition, the division is responsible for protecting employees and employees' rights.
a) "To safely keep all records, papers, documents, correspondence, and other property pertaining to or coming into the commissioners's hands by virtue of the office, and deliver the same to the commissioner's successor, except as
b) "To collect, assort, and systematize statistical details relating to programs of the division of labor services."
c) "To issue from time to time bulletins containing information of importance to the industries of the state and to the safety of wage earners."
d) "To conduct and to cooperate with other interested persons and organizations in conducting educational programs and projects on empoyment safety."
e) "To serve as an ex officio member of the state fire service and emergency response council, or appoint a designee to serve as an ex officio member of such council, to assist the council in the development of rules relating to fire fighting training standards and any other issues relating to occupational safety and health standards for fire fighters."
The division of consists of four bureaus:
- occupational health and safety enforcement
- occupational safety and health consultation and education
- inspections and reporting
- employee protection
- See also: Compensation of state executive officers
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Iowa Workforce Development
1000 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0209
Phone: (515) 281-5387 or (800) JOB-IOWA: (800) 562-4692
For Deaf and Hard Of Hearing: Use Relay 711
For unemployment insurance claim questions, contact: UIClaimsHelp@iwd.iowa.gov
For general questions, contact: IWD.CustomerService@iwd.iowa.gov
- Iowa Department of Labor, "Iowa Division of Labor" accessed February 1, 2013
- Eastern Iowa Government, "Branstad names Michael Mauro to be state labor commissioner May 1," December 30, 2010
- 2013 Iowa Code, "Title 3, Subtitle 2, Chapter 91, Section 1," accessed August 3, 2013
- 2013 Iowa Code, "Title III, Subtitle II, Chapter 91, Section 2," accessed August 3, 2013
- Iowa Division of Labor Services, "Home," accessed December 15, 2014
- The Iowa Legislature, "LABOR SERVICES DIVISION, §91.4 CHAPTER 91 LABOR SERVICES DIVISION," accessed December 15, 2014
- The Iowa Legislature, "CHAPTER 1PDF DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION AND PROCEDURES BEFORE THE DIVISION-DIVISION I, ADMINISTRATION," accessed December 15, 2014
- The Iowa Legislature, "Chapter 1219," accessed February 24, 2015
- Council of State Governments, "SELECTED STATE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS: ANNUAL SALARIES," accessed November 14, 2014
- The Council of State Governments, "Book of the States 2013, Table 4.11," accessed February 2, 2014