Commissioner of Labor

From its inception until 1998, the Department of Labor and Human Rights was administered by a Commissioner who was elected on a no-party ballot to a term of four years. In 1995, the Legislative Assembly passed legislation making the Commissioner of Labor an appointee of the Governor effective January 1, 1999, or upon the vacancy of the office. Upon the retirement of the last elected Labor Commissioner in 1998, the Commissioner has served at the pleasure of the Governor and is a member of the Governor's Cabinet.

Michelle Kommer was appointed by Governor Doug Burgum in November of 2016. Click here to learn more about Governor Burgum's administration.