The Iowa Division of Labor protects the safety, health and economic security of Iowans. Our programs protect people who ride on elevators, escalators and amusement rides. We protect the people who are in a building with a boiler or a pressure vessel, or an asbestos abatement project. We protect employees from dangers in the workplace and protect the right of an employee to be paid. We protect Iowa's children from dangers in workplaces, and limit their hours of work so they can focus on education.
Labor Commissioner - Rod. A Roberts
Governor Reynolds appointed Rod A. Roberts to serve as Iowa’s Labor Commissioner in March 2019. In 2010, he was appointed by Governor Branstad to serve as the Director of the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals.
The Iowa Labor Commissioner position is a six-year term appointed by the Governor.