Hawaii Gov. David Ige has appointed Anne E. Perreira-Eustaquio as director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.
She has been serving as DLIR’s acting director since last month when Scott Murakami resigned after a stressful time dealing with a backlog of unemployment claims due to COVID-19.
Perreira-Eustaquio was the department’s deputy director and “has spent her career in various capacities” in DLIR’s unemployment division, according to a press release, “most notably as administrator of the unemployment insurance program.”
Ige also appointed JoAnn A. Vidinhar as DLIR’s deputy director, the position previously held by Perreira-Eustaquio.
She has served as administrator for DLIR’s Disability Compensation Division since 2015.
Both appointments are subject to state Senate confirmation.
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