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Hawaii Director of Labor and Industrial Relations
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012-2013 FY Budget:  $490,431,000
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   4 years coterminous with the governor
Authority:  Hawaii Revised Statutes, 26-20
Selection Method:  Appointed by the governor with the consent of the Hawaii Senate
Current Officeholder

Dwight Takamine.jpg
Name:  Dwight Takamine
Assumed office:  February 12, 2011
Compensation:  $103512
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The Hawaii Director of Labor and Industrial Relations is a state executive position in the Hawaii state government. The director heads the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, the state agency that administers Hawaii's labor regulations, its unemployment insurance and workforce development programs, and produces research and statistics regarding the state labor market.

Current officeholder

The current director is Dwight Takamine, who was appointed by Governor Neil Abercrombie on November 30, 2010, and confirmed by the Hawaii Senate on February 12, 2011. As the director of labor and industrial relations holds a term coterminous with that of his appointing governor, Takamine's term will end in December 2014.

Before becoming director, Takamine was a member of the Hawaii State Senate from 2008 to 2010. From 1984 to 2008, he served in the Hawaii House of Representatives. He has also spent 30 years practicing law. Takamine holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a J.D. from the William S. Richardson School of Law.[1]

Authority

The office of director is established by state law.[2]

Hawaii Revised Statutes, 26-20

The department of labor and industrial relations shall be headed by a single executive to be known as the director of labor and industrial relations.

Qualifications

Like all state "principal department" heads, the director must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of Hawaii for at least a year before his appointment.

Hawaii Constitution, Article V, Section 6

Every officer appointed under the provisions of this section shall be a citizen of the United States and shall have been a resident of this State for at least one year immediately preceding that person's appointment, except that this residency requirement shall not apply to the president of the University of Hawaii.

Appointments

As the head of a principal executive department, the director is appointed by the governor with the consent of the Hawaii Senate. The appointee holds office for a term concurrent with that of the governor, who may also remove him from office at any time.

Hawaii Constitution, Article V, Section 6

Each principal department shall be under the supervision of the governor and, unless otherwise provided in this constitution or by law, shall be headed by a single executive. Such single executive shall be nominated and, by and with the advice and consent of the senate, appointed by the governor. That person shall hold office for a term to expire at the end of the term for which the governor was elected, unless sooner removed by the governor; except that the removal of the chief legal officer of the State shall be subject to the advice and consent of the senate.

Term limits

There are no term limits associated with the office of director.

Vacancies

If a vacancy occurs, the governor appoints a replacement with the consent of the state Senate. If the Senate is out of session when the vacancy occurs, the governor may appoint a temporary replacement to exercise the powers of attorney general until the legislature reconvenes. Details of vacancy appointments for cabinet-level state executive officers are laid out in Article V, Section 6 of the Hawaii Constitution.

Duties

The director heads the Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, which implements the state's labor regulations, its workforce development and unemployment insurance programs, and performs statistical research on the Hawaii labor market. In an unusual departure from usual state labor department duties, the department contains the State Fire Council, which establishes uniform fire safety standards.

Divisions

  • Disability Compensation
  • Employment Security Appeals
  • Hawaii Civil Rights Commission
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Labor Relations Board
  • Labor Appeals Board
  • Office of Community Services
  • Office of Language Access
  • State Fire Council
  • Research and Statistics
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Workforce Development Council
  • Workforce Development Division
  • Wage Standards

State budget

The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations's budget for fiscal year 2012-2013 was $490,431,000. [3]

Compensation

In 2010, the director received a salary of $103,512.

Historical officeholders

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Contact info

Address:
830 Punchbowl St.
Honolulu, HI 96813
E-mail: dlir.director@hawaii.gov

See also

External links

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