FY 2016 Appropriation

The Utah Labor Commission serves the citizens of Utah by assuring a safe, healthful, fair, non-discriminatory work environment; assuring fair housing practices; and promoting the general welfare of employee and employers in the State of Utah.

Funding History
Appropriation Overview

During the 2015 General Session, the Legislature appropriated for Fiscal Year 2016, $23,113,100 from all sources for Labor Commission. This is a 10.7 percent increase from Fiscal Year 2015 revised estimated amounts from all sources. The total includes $6,140,100 from the General/Education Funds, an increase of 1.5 percent from revised Fiscal Year 2015 estimates.

Appropriation Adjustments

In addition to statewide compensation and internal service fund cost increases, the following appropriation adjustments were made during the 2015 General Session:

DescriptionOngoingOne-Time Attorney General Dedicated Credit Adjustments$20,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$20,000$0GFR - Industrial Accident Restricted Account
This item designates additional funding appropriated to an agency to pay higher costs for Attorney General services, due to statewide and AG-specific compensation increases.

Performance measures are a selection of measures from Labor Commission programs.

Percent of Legal Unit Decisions Affirmed by Higher Court

The percent of legal unit decisions affirmed by the Utah Supreme Court or Utah Court of Appeals demonstrates the quality and accuracy of decisions issued by the Legal Unit.

percent of legal unit decisions affirmed

Amount Collected in Fines

Total amount of money assessed and collected on companies that did not provide statutorily-required workers' compensation insurance for employees.

amount collected in fines

Percent of Orders Issued Within 60 Days

The Adjudication Division measures its success by timeliness in setting hearings and issuing orders from those hearings. Citizens and companies benefit when hearings have a quick resolution. The graph shows the percent of orders issued within 60 days.

percent of orders issued


The following chapters from the Utah Code Annotated give the Labor Commission its authority and oversight:

UCA Title 34, chapters 19 through 46 are devoted to general labor laws as they apply to employers and employees. These provisions cover such things as employment relations, payment of wages and minimum wages.

UCA Title 34A, chapters 1 through 11 cover regulatory authorizations of the Labor Commission and include the Labor Commission Act, Workers' Compensation Act, Utah Occupational Disease Act, Hospital and Medical Service for Disabled Miners, Utah Antidiscrimination Act, Utah Occupational Safety and Health Act, Safety, and the Utah Injured Worker Reemployment Act.

UCA Title 40, chapter 2 Coal Mine Safety Act

UCA Title 57, chapter 21 Fair Housing Act

Intent Language

HB0003: Item 66

Under section 63J-1-603 of the Utah code, the Legislature intends that appropriations provided to the Labor Commission in Item 21, Chapter 10, Laws of Utah 2014 not lapse at the close of Fiscal Year 2015. Nonlapsing funds shall be used for computer projects.

The Labor Commission budget is made up of three line items: Labor Commission, Employers' Reinsurance Fund; and Uninsured Employers' Fund.

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COBI contains unaudited data as presented to the Legislature by state agencies at the time of publication. For audited financial data see the State of Utah's Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports.