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Revision as of 09:35, 27 December 2013

Washington Director of Labor and Industries
General information
Office Type:  Non-partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2011-2013 FY Budget:  $622,634,000
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   Serves at the pleasure of the governor
Authority:  Washington Code - 43.17.020
Selection Method:  Appointed by Governor
Current Officeholder

Joel Sacks.jpg
Name:  Joel Sacks
Assumed office:  January 16, 2013
Compensation:  $135,144
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The Washington Director of Labor and Industries is an appointed state executive position in the Washington state government.

The director oversees the Department of Labor and Industries, which is responsible for the safety, health and security of Washington's workers.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Joel Sacks. He was appointed on January 16, 2013 by Governor Jay Inslee.[1]

Authority

The office of the director of labor and industries is established in the Washington Code.[2]

Washington Code - 43.17.020:

There shall be a chief executive officer of each department to be known as: ...(3) the director of labor and industries...

Qualifications

Article 3, Section 25 of the state constitution establishes the qualifications of the office:

Qualifications, Compensation, Offices Which May Be Abolished. No person, except a citizen of the United States and a qualified elector of this state, shall be eligible to hold any state office...
  • a citizen of the United States
  • a qualified elector in Washington

Appointments

Washington state government organizational chart

The director of labor and industries is appointed by the governor with the consent of the Senate and holds office at the pleasure of the governor.[2]

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 Washington Director of Labor and Industries 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 director oversees the Department of Labor and Industries. Duties of the department include:[3]

  • Protecting the health and safety of workers
  • Ensuring medical care financial help for injured workers
  • Protecting workers wages, hours, breaks and more
  • Protecting the public from unsafe work and economic hardship

Divisions

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches state official websites for information that describes the divisions (if any exist) of a state executive office. That information for the Washington Director of Labor and Industries 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.

State budget

The budget for the Department of Labor and Industries in Fiscal Year 2011-2013 was $622,634,000.[4]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2012

In 2012, the Washington Director of Labor and Industries was paid an estimated $135,144 according to the Council of State Governments.

2010

In 2010, the director of labor & industries was paid an estimated $139,320, according to the Council of State Governments.[5]

Historical officeholders

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Contact information

Washington Department of Labor and Industries
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 44000
Olympia, Wash. 98504-4000

Physical address:
7273 Linderson Way SW
Tumwater, Wash. 98501-5414

Phone: 360-902-5800

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