Gov. Hoeven to Name North Dakota Workers’ Compensation Director Soon

March 3, 2009

Gov. John Hoeven’s staff attorney says the governor will soon name a a permanent executive director for the state workers’ compensation agency.

Ryan Bernstein, Hoeven’s staff attorney, says the governor will name a new executive director within “the next couple of weeks.”

Bernstein says Hoeven didn’t use a formal application process but has met with possible appointees.

The agency has been led since last March by former Fargo Mayor Bruce Furness. The WSI board named him interim director after Sandy Blunt was fired.

Voters approved a ballot measure in November that gives Hoeven the authority to name the new executive director instead of keeping the power with the WSI board.

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Information from: The Forum, http://www.in-forum.com

Topics Workers' Compensation Talent North Dakota

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