New Hampshire Commissioner of Labor

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New Hampshire Commissioner of Labor
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013 FY Budget:  $9,389,473
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   3 years
Authority:  New Hampshire Statutes, Title XXIII, Chapter 273, Section 273:1
Selection Method:  Appointed by Governor
Current Officeholder
Name:  David Wihby
Assumed office:  July 2012
Compensation:  $104,364
Other New Hampshire Executive Offices
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The New Hampshire Commissioner of Labor is an appointed state executive position in the New Hampshire state government.

Current officeholder

On June 5, 2013, Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) nominated attorney and former member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives James Craig as the new Commissioner of Labor. Craig would take over for David Wihby, who has been serving as interim officeholder since July 2012. The Executive Council has scheduled a hearing on Craig’s nomination for June 17.[1]

Craig is a former Democratic member of the state House, serving from 1998-2006 and 2008-2010. He was the Democratic minority leader for the New Hampshire State House of Representatives from 2004-2006. Craig made an unsuccessful bid for the United States House of Representatives, District 1, New Hampshire in 2006.[2]

Authority

Per Title XXIII, Chapter 273, Section 273:1 of the New Hampshire Statutes:[3]

There shall be a department of labor under the executive direction of a labor commissioner who shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the council.

Appointments

Per Title XXIII, Chapter 273, Section 273:1 of the New Hampshire Statutes, the governor, with the advice and consent of the council, appoints the Commissioner of Labor to a term of 3 years.[3]

Vacancies

Per Title XXIII, Chapter 273, Section 273:3 of the New Hampshire Statutes, in the event of a vacancy the governor, with the advice and consent of the council, appoints a new officeholder to serve out the remaining unexpired term.[4]

Duties

The Commissioner oversees the Department of Labor, which is responsible for monitoring employers, workers compensation, and insurance carriers to ensure they are in compliance with state labor laws.[5]

State budget

The budget for the Department of Labor in Fiscal Year 2013 was $9,389,473.[6]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

In 2012, the New Hampshire Commissioner of Labor was paid an estimated $104,364. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

Contact information

New Hampshire Department of Labor
Telephone: (603) 271-3176
Fax: (603) 271-2668
Mail:
PO Box 2076
Concord, NH 03302

See also

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