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43A.03 Department of Employee Relations.

Subdivision 1. Creation. The Department of Employee Relations is created under the control and direction of the commissioner.

Subd. 2. Commissioner. The commissioner shall be appointed by the governor under the provisions of section 15.06. The commissioner shall be knowledgeable in executive personnel management and shall have background in labor relations.

Subd. 3. Organization. The department shall be organized into two bureaus which shall be designated the Personnel Bureau and the Labor Relations Bureau. Each bureau shall be responsible for administering the duties and functions assigned to it by law. When the duties of the bureaus are not mandated by law, the commissioner may establish and revise the assignments of either bureau. Each bureau shall be under the direction of a deputy commissioner.

Subd. 4. Deputy commissioners. The deputy commissioners of the personnel and labor relations bureaus shall be in the unclassified service and shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the commissioner.

Subd. 5. Confidential secretary. The commissioner may appoint a confidential secretary, who shall serve at the pleasure of the commissioner in the unclassified service.

HIST: 1981 c 210 s 3