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{{Maine SEO infobox}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Maine Commissioner of Labor''' is a position in the Maine state government. The commissioner acts as head of the Department of Labor. The department is primarily responsible for overseeing the state’s unemployment benefits program, running a variety of programs to help out-of-work residents train for and find jobs, and enforcing labor laws and researching employment data and trends.<ref name="labor">[http://bangordailynews.com/2012/08/08/politics/labor-commissioner-steps-down-lepage-nominates-deputy-as-replacement/ ''Bangor Daily News'' "Labor commissioner steps down; LePage nominates deputy as replacement" Accessed August 30, 2012]</ref>
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|State =Maine
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|Office=Commissioner of Labor
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|Image =Seal of Maine.png
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|Office website = http://www.maine.gov/labor/
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|Budget =  310,889,431
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|Budget year = 2013-2014
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|Term limits =None
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|Length of term =Serves at the governor's pleasure
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|Authority =Maine Revised Statutes, Title 26, Chapter 19, §1401-A
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|Selected =Appointed by the governor, confirmed by the [[Maine State Legislature|State Legislature]]
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|Current officeholder =Jeanne Paquette
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|Officeholder image = Jeanne Paquette.jpg
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|Assumed office =  August 2012
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|Compensation = 102,689
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|Other offices =[[Governor of Maine|Governor]] • [[Maine Secretary of State|Secretary of State]] • [[Maine Attorney General|Attorney General]] • [[Maine Treasurer|Treasurer]] • [[Maine Auditor|Auditor]] • [[Maine Commissioner of Education|Commissioner of Education]] • [[Maine Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry|Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Commissioner]] • [[Maine Superintendent of Insurance|Superintendent of Insurance]] • [[Maine Commissioner of Labor|Labor Commissioner]] • [[Maine Public Utilities Commission|Public Utilities Commission]]}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Maine Commissioner of Labor''' is a position in the Maine state government. The commissioner acts as head of the Department of Labor. The department is primarily responsible for overseeing the state’s unemployment benefits program, running a variety of programs to help out-of-work residents train for and find jobs, and enforcing labor laws and researching employment data and trends.<ref name="labor">[http://bangordailynews.com/2012/08/08/politics/labor-commissioner-steps-down-lepage-nominates-deputy-as-replacement/ ''Bangor Daily News'' "Labor commissioner steps down; LePage nominates deputy as replacement" Accessed August 30, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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==Authority==
 
==Authority==
The Maine Revised Statutes address the office of commissioner of agriculture, conservation and forestry in '''Title 26, Chapter 19, §1401-A.'''<ref name="statutes">[http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/Statutes/26/title26sec1401-A.html ''Maine Revised Statutes'' "Title 26, Chapter 19, §1401-A," Accessed December 19, 2012]</ref>
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The Maine Revised Statutes address the office of commissioner of labor in '''Title 26, Chapter 19, §1401-A.'''<ref name="statutes">[http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/Statutes/26/title26sec1401-A.html ''Maine Revised Statutes'' "Title 26, Chapter 19, §1401-A," Accessed December 19, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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''The department consists of a Commissioner of Labor, referred to in this chapter as the "commissioner," appointed by the Governor and subject to review by the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over labor matters and to confirmation by the Legislature, to serve at the pleasure of the Governor...''
 
''The department consists of a Commissioner of Labor, referred to in this chapter as the "commissioner," appointed by the Governor and subject to review by the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over labor matters and to confirmation by the Legislature, to serve at the pleasure of the Governor...''
 
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==Appointments==
 
==Appointments==
The Commissioner is appointed by the [[Governor of Maine]] and subject to review by the Legislature's [[Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development Committee, Maine State Legislature|Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development Committee]] and confirmation by the [[Maine State Legislature|Legislature]].<ref>[http://www.coastaljournal.com/website/index.php?view=article&id=2514:robert-j-winglass-appointed-labor-commissioner&option=com_content&Itemid=100070 ''Coastal Journal,'' "Robert J. Winglass appointed Labor Commissioner," May 19, 2011]</ref><ref name="statutes"/>
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The Commissioner is appointed by the [[Governor of Maine]] and subject to review by the Legislature's [[Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development Committee, Maine State Legislature|Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development Committee]] and confirmation by the [[Maine State Legislature|Legislature]].<ref name="statutes"/><ref>[http://www.coastaljournal.com/website/index.php?view=article&id=2514:robert-j-winglass-appointed-labor-commissioner&option=com_content&Itemid=100070 ''Coastal Journal,'' "Robert J. Winglass appointed Labor Commissioner," May 19, 2011]</ref>
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==Duties==
 
==Duties==
 
The commissioner of labor is responsible for overseeing the Maine Department of Labor, which enforces labor regulations, ensures safe working conditions, maintains accountable employment and training programs, and manages unemployment benefits programs in Maine.<ref name="statutes"/>
 
The commissioner of labor is responsible for overseeing the Maine Department of Labor, which enforces labor regulations, ensures safe working conditions, maintains accountable employment and training programs, and manages unemployment benefits programs in Maine.<ref name="statutes"/>
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==State budget==
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The Department of Labor's budget for fiscal year 2013-2014 was $310,889,431.<ref>[http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=HP1079&item=44&snum=126 ''State of Maine,'' "2013 HP 1079-LD1509," 451, accessed June 27, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Compensation==
 
==Compensation==
 
In 2012, the Maine Commissioner of Labor was paid an estimated [[Compensation of state executive officers|$102,689]]. This figure comes from the [[Council of State Governments]].
 
In 2012, the Maine Commissioner of Labor was paid an estimated [[Compensation of state executive officers|$102,689]]. This figure comes from the [[Council of State Governments]].
  
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==Recent news==
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==Contact information==
 
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Revision as of 12:45, 27 June 2013

Maine Commissioner of Labor
General information
Office Type:  
Office website:  Official Link
2013-2014 FY Budget:  $310,889,431
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   Serves at the governor's pleasure
Authority:  Maine Revised Statutes, Title 26, Chapter 19, §1401-A
Selection Method:  Appointed by the governor, confirmed by the State Legislature
Current Officeholder

Jeanne Paquette.jpg
Name:  Jeanne Paquette
Assumed office:  August 2012
Compensation:  $102,689
Other Maine Executive Offices
GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerAuditorCommissioner of EducationAgriculture, Conservation and Forestry CommissionerSuperintendent of InsuranceLabor CommissionerPublic Utilities Commission
The Maine Commissioner of Labor is a position in the Maine state government. The commissioner acts as head of the Department of Labor. The department is primarily responsible for overseeing the state’s unemployment benefits program, running a variety of programs to help out-of-work residents train for and find jobs, and enforcing labor laws and researching employment data and trends.[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Jeanne Paquette. She was appointed by Gov. Paul LePage in August 2012. She previously served as the deputy to former commissioner Robert Winglass, who stepped down from his position in August 2012.[1]

Authority

The Maine Revised Statutes address the office of commissioner of labor in Title 26, Chapter 19, §1401-A.[2]

The department consists of a Commissioner of Labor, referred to in this chapter as the "commissioner," appointed by the Governor and subject to review by the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over labor matters and to confirmation by the Legislature, to serve at the pleasure of the Governor...

Qualifications

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches the constitutional or statutory text that establishes the requirements necessary to qualify for a state executive office. That information for the Maine Commissioner of Labor has not yet been added. After extensive research we were unable to identify any relevant information on state official websites. If you have any additional information about this office for inclusion on this section and/or page, please email us.

Appointments

The Commissioner is appointed by the Governor of Maine and subject to review by the Legislature's Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development Committee and confirmation by the Legislature.[2][3]

Vacancies

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches the constitutional or statutory text that details the process of filling vacancies for a state executive office. That information for the Maine Commissioner of Labor has not yet been added. After extensive research we were unable to identify any relevant information on state official websites. If you have any additional information about this office for inclusion on this section and/or page, please email us.

Duties

The commissioner of labor is responsible for overseeing the Maine Department of Labor, which enforces labor regulations, ensures safe working conditions, maintains accountable employment and training programs, and manages unemployment benefits programs in Maine.[2]

Divisions

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State budget

The Department of Labor's budget for fiscal year 2013-2014 was $310,889,431.[4]

Compensation

In 2012, the Maine Commissioner of Labor was paid an estimated $102,689. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

Historical officeholders

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Recent news

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Contact information

Physical address:
Maine Department of Labor
45 Commerce Drive
Augusta, Maine

Mailing address:
54 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333

Phone: (207) 623-7900
Email: mdol@maine.gov

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