Branstad named Michelle "Miki” McGovern the acting Workers’ Compensation
Commissioner Monday, Sept. 8. McGovern has served as an Iowa Workers’
Compensation Deputy Commissioner for the past 26 years and has been very
involved in the ISBA both in the Workers' Compensation Section and as a member
of the Board of Governors.
Compensation Commissioner is the head of the Division of Workers’ Compensation
which is part of the Iowa Workforce Development. Workers’ compensation has the
responsibility of administering, regulating, and enforcing the workers’
compensation laws. Though the workers’ compensation commissioner’s office
cannot represent the interests of any party, the agency provides information
regarding the provisions of the Workers’ Compensation Law, the rights of the
parties, and the procedures the parties can follow to resolve their disputes.
began working for the Iowa Division of Labor, the precursor to Iowa Workforce
Development, in January 1982. In 1988, she became a Deputy Workers’
Compensation Commissioner. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Iowa
State University, a Master’s degree from the University of Iowa and a law
degree from Drake University.
serve as acting Commissioner while an exhaustive and extensive search for a
permanent Commissioner continues.
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