Palin Picks Two For Workers' Comp Board

Juneau, AK (CompNewsNetwork) - Governor Palin appointed Daniel J. Repasky and Kiana L. Peacock to the Alaska Workers' Compensation Board.

The board's 18 members are selected from four major areas of the state, with half of the members representing labor and half representing management. The board has nine three-member panels, which include one labor and one management member, plus an attorney hearing officer from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The panels meet to hear and resolve disputed workers' compensation claims cases in their regions. The full board also oversees the workers' compensation system and benefit providers.

Repasky, of Anchorage, has been the business representative for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1547 since 1991. He previously worked as business representative for the Alaska Public Employees Association from 1988-89, and as a journeyman wireman from 1977-91. Repasky earned a bachelor's degree in labor studies from the National Labor College in 1984, and a master's degree in business administration from Alaska Pacific University in 1995. He was appointed as a labor representative to the board's Southcentral Alaska panel.

Peacock, of Anchorage, has been a customer service agent for Alaska Airlines since 1994. She serves as president of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 601 in Anchorage, and is a shop steward for the union. Peacock graduated from Kotzebue High School in 1990, and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1994. She was appointed as a labor representative to the board's Southcentral Alaska panel.

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