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Pennsylvania Secretary of Labor & Industry
|Pennsylvania Secretary of Labor and Industry|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|2012-2013 FY Budget:||$72,590,000|
|Authority:||Pennsylvania Constitution, Article IV, Section 1|
|Selection Method:||Appointed by Governor|
|Assumed office:||March 31, 2011|
|Other Pennsylvania Executive Offices|
|Governor • Lieutenant Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General • Treasurer • Auditor • Superintendent of Education • Agriculture Commissioner • Insurance Commissioner • Natural Resources Commissioner • Labor Commissioner • Public Service Commission|
Julia Hearthway is the current Secretary for Pennsylvania's Department of Labor and Industry. She was nominated to the position by Governor Tom Corbett on March 31, 2011 and confirmed by the state senate on June 22, 2011.
All officers, whose selection is not provided for in this Constitution, shall be elected or appointed as may be directed by law.
There are no specific qualifications for the Pennsylvania Secretary of Labor & Industry.
The Secretary of Labor and Industry is not elected in Pennsylvania. The Governor nominates a candidate to the state senate, and the senate confirms the nominee by a two-thirds majority before the candidate takes the oath of office.
Article IV, Section 8 of the Pennsylvania Constitution grants the governor the power to appoint officers to fill vacancies. In the event of a vacancy in the office, the governor nominates a successor. This nomination must be made to the commonwealth senate within 90 days of the vacancy. The senate must then take action (confirming or not confirming the nomination) within 25 legislative days.
The Department of Labor & Industry administers a number of programs for workers in Pennsylvania, including unemployment benefits, workers' compensation benefits, and vocational rehabilitation for individual with disabilities. The department also promotes economic development across the commonwealth, and advocates to help the commonwealth's workforce "remain world-class and globally competitive."
The budget for the Department of Labor and Industry in Fiscal Year 2012-2013 was $72,590,000.
- See also: Compensation of state executive officers
PA Department of Labor & Industry
651 Boas Street
Harrisburg, PA 17121
General information: 717-787-5279
Personnel information: 717-787-6374
Press office: 717-787-7530
- Pennsylvania State Legislature, "Executive branch," June 1, 2011
- Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry "Department overview," Retrieved June 15, 2011
- Pennsylvania Budget Office, "2012-13 Enacted Budget - Act 9A," accessed April 10, 2013
- The Council of State Governments Book of the States, Chapter 4, Table 4.11, Retrieved June 14, 2011