The Tennessee Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development
is an appointed executive position in the Tennessee
state government. The commissioner
oversees the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, whose mission is to promote workforce development and improve workplace safety and health throughout the state.
The current acting commissioner is Burns Phillips. Phillips was named to replace Karla Davis, who abruptly resigned the post on March 18, 2013.
The office of the Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development is established in the Tennessee Code.
Tennessee Code - Section 4-3-1406:
| The department of labor and workforce development shall be under the charge and general supervision of the commissioner of labor and workforce development.
The main duties of the commissioner of labor and workforce development are laid out in the Tennessee Code. They are:
- "Develop and implement activities and programs that foster the continued enhancement of Tennessee's workforce"
- "Ensure the maintenance of a fair, equitable and fully funded unemployment insurance program"
- "Be responsible for the administration of a workforce development system that protects the life, health and safety of Tennessee's workforce."
- Adult Education
- Employment Security
- Occupational Safety & Health
- Workplace Regulations & Compliance
- Workers' Compensation
- Workforce Development
The budget for the Department Of Labor and Workforce Development in Fiscal Year 2011-2012 was $206,582,600.
- See also: Compensation of state executive officers
In 2012, the Tennessee Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development was paid an estimated $152,400 according to the Council of State Governments.
Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development
220 French Landing Drive
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615) 741-6642
- ↑ TN.gov, "Mission statement," accessed October 25, 2011
- ↑ The Tennessean, "TN Labor chief Karla Davis, two others step down," March 19, 2013
- ↑ Lexis-Nexis, " Tenn. Code Ann. § 4-3-1406," accessed December 28, 2012
- ↑ Lexis-Nexis, " Tenn. Code Ann. § 4-3-1407," accessed December 28, 2012
- ↑ Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration, "The Budget, Fiscal Year 2013-2014," accessed April 8, 2013