Seven reappointed to Workers’ Compensation Board of Magistrates

Governor Jennifer Granholm has announced seven reappointments to the Workers’ Compensation Board of Magistrates.

The following were named to additional four-year terms on the board:

  • Michael T. Harris of Okemos
  • Timothy M. McAree of Rockford
  • Thomas G. Moher of Sault Ste. Marie
  • Melody A. Paige of Fenton
  • Paul M. Purcell of Saginaw
  • George J. Quist of Grand Rapids
  • Joy A. Turner of Grosse Pointe Park

All terms expire Jan. 26, 2013.

Workers’ compensation magistrates hear administrative claims for benefits and resolve disputes arising under the Workers’ Disability Compensation Act.

The board functions within the Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth.

Under the state constitution, the Michigan Senate has 60 days to disapprove the reappointments.

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