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{{Washington SEO infobox}}{{tnr}}The '''Washington Director of Labor and Industries''' is an appointed state executive position in the Washington state government.
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|State = Washington
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|Office type = Nonpartisan
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|Office website = http://www.lni.wa.gov/
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|Budget = 622634000
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|Budget year = 2011-2013
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|Term limits = None
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|Length of term = Serves at the pleasure of the governor
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|Authority =Washington Code - 43.17.020
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|Selected = Appointed by Governor
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|Current officeholder = Joel Sacks
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|Officeholder image =  Joel Sacks.jpg
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|Assumed office =  January 16, 2013
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|Compensation = 135,144
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}}{{tnr}}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.
 
The director oversees the Department of Labor and Industries, which is responsible for the safety, health and security of Washington's workers.
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*Protecting workers wages, hours, breaks and more
 
*Protecting workers wages, hours, breaks and more
 
* Protecting the public from unsafe work and economic hardship
 
* Protecting the public from unsafe work and economic hardship
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==State budget==
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The budget for the Department of Labor and Industries in Fiscal Year 2011-2013 was $622,634,000.<ref> [http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2011-12/Pdf/Bills/Session Laws/House/1087-S.SL.pdf#page=109&zoom=74,0,615 ''Washington Office of Financial Management,'' "2011-13 Operating Budget,"  accessed April 4, 2013] </ref>
  
 
==Compensation==
 
==Compensation==

Revision as of 12:00, 4 April 2013

Washington Director of Labor and Industries
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
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

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]

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

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]

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

See also

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