16A.01 Department of Finance; commissioner; employees.
Subdivision 1. Commissioner. The commissioner of finance manages the Department of Finance. The commissioner is the state's controller and chief accounting and financial officer.
Subd. 2. Appointment; qualification. The governor appoints the commissioner under section 15.06. The commissioner must have broad experience as an executive financial manager.
Subd. 3. Deputy; confidential secretary. The commissioner may appoint a deputy and a confidential secretary. Each serves at the commissioner's pleasure in the unclassified service.
Subd. 4. Organize, hire, delegate. The commissioner shall:
(1) organize the department;
(2) hire the agents and classified civil service employees necessary to run the department;
(3) define their duties; and
(4) set conditions for, and control, delegation of the commissioner's powers, duties, and responsibilities to them.