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Interim Commissioner Named
The Governor has named the senior Deputy, Michelle (Miki) McGovern, as the new acting Workers’ Compensation Commissioner effective immediately.  She will remain in this capacity until the Governor formally appoints a new Workers' Compensation Commissioner subject to confirmation by the Senate.

This should immediately address the backlog of decisions that has accrued over the several weeks since Commissioner Godfrey resigned.  During that time, Deputy Commissioners have not issued arbitration decisions based upon a concern that there would be no certainty as to whether or not those decisions would have reflected final agency action in the absence of a Commissioner, thereby causing problems with the handling of appeals.  Going forward, Acting Commissioner McGovern will handle or direct all inter-agency appeals, and it is anticipated that arbitration decisions will start issuing immediately.

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