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Our Mission

The Iowa Division of Labor protects the safety, health and economic security of Iowans. Our programs protect people who ride on elevators, escalators and amusement rides. We protect the people who are in a building with a boiler or a pressure vessel, or an asbestos abatement project. We protect employees from dangers in the workplace and protect the right of an employee to be paid. We protect Iowa's children from dangers in workplaces, and limit their hours of work so they can focus on education.

Labor Commissioner - Rod. A Roberts

Governor Reynolds appointed Rod A. Roberts to serve as Iowa’s Labor Commissioner in March 2019. In 2010, he was appointed by Governor Branstad to serve as the Director of the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals.

The Iowa Labor Commissioner position is a six-year term appointed by the Governor.

Contact Us

Hours of Operation

8:00am to 4:30pm • Monday - Friday

Iowa Division of Labor is closed for all State of Iowa recognized Holidays.

***Please note: all state offices will be closed November 23-25, 2022, December 23 & 26, 2022, and January 2, 2023.***

Our Location

You may visit our office at:

Iowa Division of Labor
150 Des Moines Street
Des Moines IA, 50309-1836

Appointments are not required for most services but you are strongly encouraged to request an appointment to receive the fastest service. Please call 515-242-5870 to schedule an appointment.


Interested in a job opening and/or Career with the State of Iowa. You can find all available positions with Iowa Workforce Development online via the Department of Administrative Services.