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Revision as of 14:34, 16 June 2013

Delaware Secretary of Labor
General information
Office Type:  Non-partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013 FY Budget:  $1,581,400
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   Serves at the pleasure of the governor
Authority:  Delaware Code, 29-85-8502
Selection Method:  Appointed by the governor
Current Officeholder
Name:  John McMahon
Assumed office:  2009
Compensation:  $117,861
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The Delaware Secretary of Labor is a state executive position in the Delaware state government. The secretary oversees the Delaware Department of Labor, which provides unemployment insurance and other assistance to out-of-work Delawareans, offers training and job matching services and produces statistics and analysis of the state's labor market.

Current officeholder

The current secretary is John McMahon, who was appointed to his position by Governor Jack Markell in 2009. As the secretary serves at the pleasure of the governor, McMahon is not subject to periodic reappointment.

Before becoming secretary, McMahon was executive vice president of the Delaware Contractors Association for over 27 years. He has also worked as chief of the Research, Statistics and Prevailing Wage Division of the Delaware Department of Labor and an employment and labor relations supervisor for Chrysler Corporation. McMahon holds a B.A. in Economics from Providence College. He and his wife, Joan, have two children.[1]

Authority

The office of secretary of labor is established by law.[2]

Delaware Code, 29-85-8502

(a) The administrator and head of the Department shall be the Secretary of the Department of Labor...

Qualifications

State law requires only that the secretary be "a person qualified by training and experience to perform the duties of the office." [2]

Delaware Code, 29-85-8502

The administrator and head of the Department shall be the Secretary of the Department of Labor, who shall be a person qualified by training and experience to perform the duties of the office, and preference shall be given to a resident of this State provided that such person is acceptable and equally qualified.

Appointments

The secretary is appointed by the governor and must be confirmed by a majority vote of the state Senate.[2] Secretaries are required by law to become "bona fide" residents of the state within 6 months after appointment, and must remain residents until their service ends. Additionally, they serve at the pleasure of the governor and not for a fixed term.

Term limits

There are no term limits associated with the office of secretary of labor.

Vacancies

If a vacancy in the office occurs, the governor appoints a replacement, who must then be confirmed by the Senate. If the vacancy occurs while the legislature is out of session, the governor may appoint an acting secretary until the next legislative session. Details of vacancy appointments are set out in Article III, Section 9 of the Delaware Constitution.

Duties

The secretary oversees the Delaware Department of Labor, which provides unemployment insurance and other assistance to out-of-work Delawareans, offers training and job matching services and produces statistics and analysis of the state's labor market.

Divisions

  • Employment and Training
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Industrial Affairs
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Administration
  • Occupational and Labor Market Information[3]

State budget

The budget for the Secretary of Labor's Office in the Fiscal Year 2013 was $1,581,400.[4]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2012

In 2012, the secretary was paid an estimated $117,861. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

2010

In 2010, the secretary received compensation in the amount of $112,660.[5]

Recent news

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Contact info

Delaware

Address:
4425 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19802
Phone: (302) 761-8000
E-mail: dlabor@state.de.us

See also

External links

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