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Scott Murakami resigns as head of Hawaii Labor Department after 2 months on leave

  • JAMM AQUINO / MARCH 19
                                Scott Murakami, director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, has resigned after being on leave for about two months, Gov. David Ige announced today. He is seen here in March at a news conference in Honolulu at the start of the coronavirus crisis in Hawaii.

    JAMM AQUINO / MARCH 19

    Scott Murakami, director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, has resigned after being on leave for about two months, Gov. David Ige announced today. He is seen here in March at a news conference in Honolulu at the start of the coronavirus crisis in Hawaii.

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                                Anne E. Perreira-Eustaquio will be the acting director of the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, Gov. David Ige announced today.

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    Anne E. Perreira-Eustaquio will be the acting director of the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, Gov. David Ige announced today.

Scott Murakami, the director of the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, resigned his post on Wednesday, Gov. David Ige said today.

Murakami had been on leave since June 1. He had served as DLIR director since January 2019.

“Scott was under a tremendous amount of stress and I felt that he deserved some time off. He has decided to resign from his position, and I respect that. I thank Scott for his service, and I wish him the best,” said Ige.

Ige said Anne E. Perreira-Eustaquio will serve as acting director for 60 days, or until the position is filled. She had been leading the department since Murakami went on leave.

Perreira-Eustaquio has served as DLIR’s deputy director since Oct. 1.

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