The Executive Council consists of the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state auditor, and attorney general. The governor is chair.
The Executive Council appoints, fixes the salary of, and removes at pleasure an executive secretary. The executive secretary shall perform such duties as are assigned by the Executive Council.
Within the limits of, and subject to the conditions of, the appropriation for salaries for the council, the executive secretary may employ such personnel as is necessary, and who may be employed in other departments of the state when so assigned.