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Idaho Director of Labor
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
Term limits:  None
Length of term:   Serves at the governor's pleasure
Authority:  Idaho Statutes, 72-1333
Selection Method:  Appointed by the governor
Current Officeholder
Name:  Roger Madsen
Assumed office:  January 2, 1995
Compensation:  $111,945
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The Idaho Director of Labor is a state executive position in the Idaho state government. The director heads the Idaho Department of Labor, the state agency charged with administering the state's labor regulations, unemployment insurance laws and workforce development programs. The director is appointed by the governor with the consent of the Idaho Senate, and serves at the governor's pleasure.

Current officeholder

The current director is Roger Madsen, who was first appointed on January 2, 1995 by former Governor Phil Batt. As the director serves at the governor's pleasure, Madsen is not subject to periodic reappointment, except when a new governor takes office.

Before becoming director, Madsen was a member of the Idaho Senate from 1992 to 1994. He was an assistant attorney general at the Idaho Department of Employment from 1976 to 1980. Madsen holds a J.D. from Brigham Young University, an M.B.A. from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, an M.A. from Brigham Young University, and a B.A. from Washington State University.[1]


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

Idaho Statutes, 72-1333

(1) The director shall administer the employment security law ... the minimum wage law ... and shall perform such other duties relating to labor and workforce development as may be imposed upon him by law.


There are no particular qualifications for the office of director, but state law requires that the governor "select each director on the basis of his professional and administrative knowledge and experience."[3]


The director of labor is appointed by the governor, subject to a confirmation by the Idaho Senate. The director serves at the pleasure of the governor.[3]

Term limits

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


If a vacancy occurs, the governor appoints a new officeholder to serve at his pleasure.[3]


The director is the administrative head of the Idaho Department of Labor, the state agency charged with administering the state's labor regulations, as well as its unemployment insurance and workforce development programs. Additionally, the department produces statistics and research regarding the state's labor market.


  • Admin Services
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Communications and Research
  • Regional Offices (1-6)
  • Workforce Development[4]


See also: Compensation of state executive officers

In 2012, the Idaho Director of Labor was paid an estimated $111,945. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

Contact info

317 W. Main Street
Boise, ID 83735
Phone: (208) 332-3570
Fax: (208) 334-6300
E-mail: www@labor.idaho.gov

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