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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.