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Office of the Director

Office of the Director staff:

  • Coordinate and oversee the activities of the department's divisions, boards, and commissions;
  • Collaborate with policymakers and community leaders to improve working conditions and employment relations throughout California;
  • Communicate with interested parties, the media, and the public.

All Offices Closed for Thanksgiving

All DIR offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Visit the State Holidays page for more information.

Public Works

DIR is responsible for the administration and enforcement of prevailing wage and apprenticeship requirements on public works construction projects.  Visit the Public Works page to learn more about requirements.  

Policy, Research and Legislation

The Office of Policy, Research and Legislation leads in initiatives to improve working conditions and employment relations in California.

Labor Enforcement Task Force

The Labor Enforcement Task Force combats the underground economy in California to create an environment where legitimate businesses can thrive.

Return-to-Work Supplement Program

The purpose of the Return to Work Supplement Program is to make supplemental payments to workers whose permanent disability benefits are disproportionately low in comparison to their earnings losses.

Press Room

See the latest news from the Department of Industrial Relations in the Press Room.


Contact the Office of the Director

April 2015