Gov. Jerry Brown yesterday named an Oakland woman as administrative director of the state Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Workers’ Compensation.
Rosa Moran, 50, a Democrat, has served as a workers’ compensation judge since 2005, and earlier was an attorney in private practice from 1988 to 2005. She’s a member of the Oakland Bench and Bar Association, the Filipina Women’s Network, the University of San Francisco Alumni Association, and the University of the Pacific Alumni Association.
If confirmed by the state Senate, Moran will receive an annual salary of $132,179.
The division monitors the administration of workers’ compensation claims, and provides administrative and judicial services to assist in resolving disputes that arise in connection with such claims.
The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association, representing attorneys who represent Californians making workers’ compensation claims, praised the appointment this morning.
“CAAA is pleased that the governor has appointed a new Administrative Director,” Adam Dombchik, the CAAA’s legislative chair, said in a news release. “We are glad that the DWC will have a new, full-time AD, as there is work to be done in the DWC. We look forward to working with AD Moran and the DWC and the Department of Industrial Relations to continue to improve the system for workers and employers.”