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OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – Governor Ige appoints Labor Department employee to head Office of Community Service

Posted on Dec 2, 2019 in Latest Department News, Office of the Governor Press Releases

HONOLULU –  Gov. David Ige has appointed Jovanie Domingo dela Cruz as executive director of the Office of Community Services (OCS) at the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR). The appointment is effective Dec. 2.

Mr. dela Cruz has served at OCS since 2013 as a program specialist, program administrator and most recently as a program and evaluation administrator.

Previously, he was a lecturer at the Department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, where he taught beginning Filipino.

De La Cruz earned a B.A. in political science, a B.A. in Philippine Language and Literature with a Certificate in Law and Society from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

He fills the position previously held by Denise Iseri-Matsubara, who becomes the executive assistant to the executive director at the Hawai‘i Housing Finance & Development Corporation (HHFDC) on Dec. 2.

The appointment of Jovanie dela Cruz is not subject to Senate confirmation.


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