Commissioner's Corner ...
As we head towards the final stretch of this very productive 2015 work year, we have the opportunity to move in many new and exciting directions.
Utah’s economy is one of the strongest in the nation. With a growing workforce, finding effective ways of managing our regulatory responsibilities is imperative. We have experienced a record staff turnover this last year and with a new year in sight, this is an opportune time to re-look at goals and evaluate where we are headed in the future. The future can always be an exciting time when we take what we have learned from the past and apply it to new situations. To this end, we will continue to look for ways to create goals within each of our divisions that will correlate to make the Labor Commission as a whole stronger.
One of my primary goals is a new emphasis for the Commission to reach out to the public in new and diverse ways. Education is our strongest tool and we need to do a better job in reaching out to the public. This will allow the Labor Commission opportunities to educate hard working employees about their rights while at the same time, assisting employers in doing their part to create safe and fair work environments. Through this type of community outreach, we can be much more proactive in addressing issues. We can all do our part in creating a welcoming environment in this great state.
A healthy regulatory environment is most efficient when we recognize that everyone has a role to fulfil and that we can work together for a common goal. We appreciate all of our partners for your dedication in helping keep people safe. As this year comes to a close, although there have been a number of changes in staffing and policy, these changes can be utilized for a fantastic 2016 here at the Labor Commission. With a renewed emphasis on outreach, we hope that employers and employees will learn more about the many great services we offer.