Virginia Commissioner of Labor and Industry

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Virginia Commissioner of Labor and Industry
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012 FY Budget:  $13,709,095
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   Serves concurrent with appointing governor's term
Authority:  Virginia Code, Title 40, Chapter 1
Selection Method:  Appointed by Governor
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Courtney Malveaux
Assumed office:  May 3, 2010
Compensation:  $110,250
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The Virginia Commissioner of Labor and Industry is an appointed state executive position in the Virginia state government. The commissioner is the head of the Department of Labor and Industry, which administers and enforces occupational safety and occupational health activities as prescribed by law.[1]

Current officeholder

The 17th and current officeholder is Courtney Malveaux, appointed by Governor Bob McDonnell on May 3, 2010.[2][3]

Authority

The Commissioner of Labor and Industry is authorized by Title 40, Chapter 1 of the Code of Virginia.[4]

Appointments

According to Title 4, Chapter 1 of the Code of Virginia, the commissioner is selected by gubernatorial appointment. The Commissioner shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor for a term coincident with that of the Governor.[5]

Duties

It is the mission of the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry to make Virginia a better place in which to work, live, and conduct business. Efforts to achieve this goal include promoting safe, healthful workplaces, best employment practices, job training opportunities through registered apprenticeship, the protection of children from hazardous employment, and safe operation of boiler and pressure vessels.[6]

Divisions

There are five main divisions within the department of labor and industry:[7]

  • Human Resources Services
  • Administrative & Financial Services
  • Registered Apprenticeship
  • Apprenticeship Council
  • Assistant Commissioner of Programs

The full organizational chart is available on the office website.[7]

State budget

The budget for the Department of Labor and Industry in Fiscal Year 2012 was $13,709,095.[8]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2012

In 2012, the commissioner of labor and industry was paid an estimated $110,250. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

2011

In 2011, the Virginia Commissioner of Labor and Industry was paid an estimated $125,759, according to the Council of State Governments.[9]

Contact information

Mailing address:
Virginia Department of Labor and Industry - Headquarters:
Main Street Centre Bldg.
600 East Main Street
Suite 207
Richmond, Virginia 23219-4101

Phone: 804.371.2327
Fax: 804.786.2376

Hours of Operation: 8:15 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday - Friday

See also

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