Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry

Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
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Agency overview
Formed 1913; 108 years ago (1913)
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Headquarters Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Employees 5,000
Agency executive
  • Jennifer Berrier, Secretary
Website www.dli.pa.gov

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry is a cabinet-level agency in the Government of Pennsylvania. The agency is charged with the task of overseeing the health and safety of workers, enforcement of the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code, vocational rehabilitation for people with disabilities, and administration of unemployment benefits and Workers' compensation.[1]

When it was founded by Governor John Kinley Tener, John Price Jackson was appointed as the first Commissioner. Jackson was confirmed in post by Governor Martin Grove Brumbaugh on 2 June 1917, but took a leave of absence from state office when accepted a Commission in the US Army following the United States entry into the First World War.[2]

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References

  1. ^ Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. "About Labor & Industry". pa.gov. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  2. ^ "John Price Jackson". Department of Labor & Industry. Department of Labor & Industry. Retrieved 31 August 2020.

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