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There are no specific qualifications for this office.
 
There are no specific qualifications for this office.
  
==Elections==
 
The Oklahoma State Auditor is elected every years, in mid-term elections. The position is elected in 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018.
 
 
On March 14, 2011, the [[Oklahoma State Senate]] approved a bill that would give the governor the power to appoint 7 of the 11 statewide elected officials, including the labor commissioner.  The Senate would have to confirm all appointments.  Voters will decide whether to approve the measure.<ref>[http://www.kfor.com/news/sns-ap-ok-xgr--governorappointees,0,5324911.story ''KFOR,'' "Okla voters could decide to expand governor's power to appoint current elected officials," March 14, 2011]</ref>
 
 
===Term limits===
 
No person may serve as the Oklahoma labor commissioner for more than 8 years, excluding years served for less than a full term to fill a vacancy in the office.<ref>Article 6, Section 4, Oklahoma Constitution</ref>
 
  
 
==Vacancies==
 
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==Duties==
 
==Duties==
The official powers and duties are outlined in Title 40 of the Oklahoma Statutes:<ref>[http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/OK_Statutes/CompleteTitles/os40.rtf ''Oklahoma Statutes,'' "§40 1. Commissioner of Labor: Powers and duties," retrieved September 28, 2011]</ref>
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The official powers and duties are outlined in Title 40 of the Oklahoma Statutes:<ref>[http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/OK_Statutes/CompleteTitles/os40.rtf ''Oklahoma Statutes,'' "§40 1. Commissioner of Labor: Powers and duties," accessed September 28, 2011]</ref>
 
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*Wage & Hour Unit
 
*Wage & Hour Unit
 
*Workers' Compensation Enforcement Unit
 
*Workers' Compensation Enforcement Unit
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==Elections==
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[[File:OK state org chart.JPG|200px|right|thumb|Oklahoma state government organizational chart]]
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The Oklahoma State Auditor is elected every years, in mid-term elections. The position is elected in 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018.
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On March 14, 2011, the [[Oklahoma State Senate]] approved a bill that would give the governor the power to appoint 7 of the 11 statewide elected officials, including the labor commissioner.  The Senate would have to confirm all appointments.  Voters will decide whether to approve the measure.<ref>[http://www.kfor.com/news/sns-ap-ok-xgr--governorappointees,0,5324911.story ''KFOR,'' "Okla voters could decide to expand governor's power to appoint current elected officials," March 14, 2011]</ref>
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===Term limits===
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No person may serve as the Oklahoma labor commissioner for more than 8 years, excluding years served for less than a full term to fill a vacancy in the office.<ref>Article 6, Section 4, Oklahoma Constitution</ref>
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==State budget==
 
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==Compensation==
 
==Compensation==
In 2010, the Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction was paid an estimated $105,053 according to the [[Council of State Governments]].<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/drupal/system/files/Table_4.11.pdf ''The Council of State Governments'',"The Book of States 2010 Table 4.11," retrieved May 14, 2011]</ref>
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In 2013, the Oklahoma Labor Commissioner was paid an estimated [[Compensation of state executive officers|$105,053]]. This figure comes from the [[Council of State Governments]].<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/kc/system/files/4.11_2013.pdf ''Council of State Governments,'' "SELECTED STATE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS: ANNUAL SALARIES," January 28, 2014]</ref>
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Latest revision as of 20:50, 9 September 2014

Oklahoma Commissioner of Labor
General information
Office Type:  Partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012 FY Budget:  $6,662,000
Term limits:  8 years
Structure
Length of term:   4 years
Authority:  Oklahoma Constitution, Article VI, Section 1
Selection Method:  Elected
Current Officeholder

Mark Costello.jpg
Name:  Mark Costello (Oklahoma)
Officeholder Party:  Republican
Assumed office:  January 10, 2011
Compensation:  $105,053
Elections
Next election:  November 4, 2014
Last election:  November 2, 2010
Other Oklahoma Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerAuditorSuperintendent of EducationAgriculture CommissionerInsurance CommissionerNatural Resources CommissionerLabor CommissionerPublic Service Commission
The Oklahoma Commissioner of Labor is an elected position in the Oklahoma state government.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Mark Costello. He was first elected in 2010 and assumed office on January 10, 2011.

Authority

The office of the Oklahoma labor commissioner is established in Article VI, Section 1 of the Oklahoma Constitution.

Article VI, Section 1:

A. The Executive authority of the state shall be vested in a Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, State Auditor and Inspector, Attorney General, State Treasurer, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Commissioner of Labor, Commissioner of Insurance and other officers provided by law and this Constitution, each of whom shall keep his office and public records, books and papers at the seat of government, and shall perform such duties as may be designated in this Constitution or prescribed by law.

B. The Secretary of State shall be appointed by the Governor by and with the consent of the Senate for a term of four (4) years to run concurrently with the term of the Governor.

Qualifications

There are no specific qualifications for this office.


Vacancies

Under Article 6, Section 13 of the state constitution, in the event of a vacancy in the office the governor appoints a person to serve until a successor is either elected or appointed and qualified by law.

Duties

The official powers and duties are outlined in Title 40 of the Oklahoma Statutes:[1]

  1. foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners of this state
  2. improve working conditions of the wage earners
  3. advance opportunities of wage earners for profitable employment; and
  4. carry into effect all laws in relation to labor enacted by the legislature for which responsibility is assigned to the Commissioner of Labor

Divisions

  • Administration
  • Asbestos Abatement Division
  • Child Labor Unit
  • Licensing Unit
  • PEOSH Unit
  • Safety Pays OSHA Consultation Division
  • Safety Standards Division
  • Statistical Research Unit
  • Wage & Hour Unit
  • Workers' Compensation Enforcement Unit

Elections

Oklahoma state government organizational chart

The Oklahoma State Auditor is elected every years, in mid-term elections. The position is elected in 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018.

On March 14, 2011, the Oklahoma State Senate approved a bill that would give the governor the power to appoint 7 of the 11 statewide elected officials, including the labor commissioner. The Senate would have to confirm all appointments. Voters will decide whether to approve the measure.[2]

Term limits

No person may serve as the Oklahoma labor commissioner for more than 8 years, excluding years served for less than a full term to fill a vacancy in the office.[3]

Full History


State budget

The budget for the Labor Department in Fiscal Year 2012 was $6,662,000.[4]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2013

In 2013, the Oklahoma Labor Commissioner was paid an estimated $105,053. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.[5]

2010

In 2010, the Oklahoma Labor Commissioner was paid an estimated $105,053 according to the Council of State Governments.[6]

Historical officeholders

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches state official websites for chronological lists of historical officeholders. That information for the Oklahoma Commissioner of Labor has not yet been added because the information was unavailable on the relevant state official websites, or we are currently in the process of formatting the list for this office. If you have any additional information about this office for inclusion on this section and/or page, please email us.

Recent news

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Contact information

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Department of Labor
3017 N. Stiles, Suite 100
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Phone: (405) 521-6100
Toll free: (888) 269-5353
Fax: (405) 521-6018
E-mail: Labor Information

See also

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