Massachusetts Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development

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Massachusetts Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development
General information
Office Type:  Non-partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013 FY Budget:  $25,817,809
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   Serves at the governor's pleasure
Authority:  Part I, Title II, Chapter 23, Section 1 of the General Laws of Massachusetts
Selection Method:  Appointed by the governor
Current Officeholder
Name:  Rachel Kaprielian
Assumed office:  January 2014
Compensation:  $90,000
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The Massachusetts Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development is a state executive position in the Massachusetts state government.

The Secretary is the head of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, whose responsibility includes assisting job seekers, apprentices, union members, claimants, employers, attorneys and researchers.[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Rachel Kaprielian. She was appointed by Gov. Deval Patrick in 2014.

Authority

The office of secretary of labor and workforce development is established by Part I, Title II, Chapter 23, Section 1 of the General Laws of Massachusetts:[2]

There shall be an executive office of labor and workforce development, which shall be under the supervision and control of a secretary of labor and workforce development, appointed by the governor.

Qualifications

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Appointments

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In accordance with Part I, Title II, Chapter 23, Section 1 of the General Laws of Massachusetts, the secretary is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the governor.

Vacancies

In the event of a vacancy, a successor is appointed by the governor to a term coterminous with the governor.[3]

Duties

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Divisions

The Department includes the following divisions:[4]

  • The division of industrial accidents
  • The division of labor relations
  • The division of occupational safety

State budget

The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development's budget for the 2013 fiscal year was $25,817,809 .[5]

Compensation

2013

In 2013, the Massachusetts Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development was paid an estimated $90,000.[6]

2010

In 2010, the Massachusetts Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development was paid an estimated $125,000 according to the Council of State Governments.[7]

Historical officeholders

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Contact information

Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development
One Ashburton Place
Suite 2112
Boston, MA 02108
Tel: 617-626-7122
TTY: 617-727-4404
Fax: 617-727-1090

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