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Commissioner Val Hoyle

Val Hoyle was born at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California, on February 14th, 1964 and grew up in a proud union household in New England. She earned a Bac​helor of Arts degree in Political Science with a concentration in International Studies from Emmanuel College in Boston, Massachusetts.
Hoyle worked in the outdoor industry for 25 years, specializing in domestic and international sales. She moved to Eugene, Oregon, with her husband Stephen and two young children in 1999 based on the quality of life and reputation of the 4J school district. She served as a member and chairperson of the Oregon Distr​ict Export Council from 2003 to 2010, and got involved in local politics to support public education, eventually serving as the Oregon State Representative for West Eugene and Junction City.
In 2012, Hoyle was elected by her legislative colleagues as House Majority Leader and served in that role through the 2015 legislative session. Following her service in the capitol, she worked with the University of Oregon Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics.
In May of 2018, Val Hoyle was elected to be the tenth Oregon Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries.
Val lives outside of Springfield with her husband Stephen and their two dogs.

Read more about the Labor Commissioner's powers here.
BOLI's Mission
The mission of the Bur​eau of Labor and Industries is to protect employment rights, advance employment opportunities, and protect access to housing and public accommodations free from discrimination.
BOLI promotes the development of a highly-skilled, competitive workforce in Oregon through its Apprenticeship and Training Divisions and partnerships with government, labor, business, and educational institutions. It protects the rights of workers and citizens to equal, non-discriminatory treatment; encourages and enforces compliance with state laws relating to wages, hours, terms and conditions of employment; and advocates policies that balance the demands of the workplace and employers with the protections of workers and their families.
Oregonians who feel they have been discriminated against or who have not received their proper wages can call BOLI or visit our web site for information and for help filing a civil rights complaint or a wage claim. BOLI also promotes development of a skilled work force through its apprenticeship and training programs and provides education to the state's employers through its technical assistance services.