FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IR # 97-14
Thursday, February 27, 1997

CONTACT:
Rick Rice
Troy Swauger
(415) 972-8835


DIR's 1994-95 Biennial Report Released

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Department of Industrial Relations has published its 1994-95 Biennial Report, A Tradition of Innovation, which details DIR's activities and accomplishments during those two years, Director Lloyd W. Aubry Jr., announced.

"The period this report covers has seen a rising trend in positive economic conditions for California businesses," Director Aubry said. "Premium costs in workers' compensation have gone down while weekly benefits for injured workers have gone up; the working environment and protective labor standards for California's working men and women continue to improve; and the rates of job-related injuries and illnesses continued to decline. Through it all the Department has pursued its goals of promoting and fostering the welfare of wage earners in California while advancing their opportunities for profitable employment."

The report, which state law requires DIR to issue to the Legislature and the public every two years, provides a description of each division, board, council, commission, and program within DIR and the activities in each area during the period covered. The report also provides background information to constituents and can serve as a reference guide for DIR's services.

Additionally, the report contains the added feature of "Update '96," the latest information on specific DIR initiatives.

For the first time, the report is available on the Department's home page at http://www.dir.ca.gov. To obtain a copy of the 1994-95 Biennial Report, please write to the Department of Industrial Relations, Office of the Director, P.O. Box 420603, San Francisco, CA 94142, Attention: Biennial Report; or call (415) 972-8844.
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