The board shall appoint and set the compensation for a president, who serves as chief executive officer of the corporation, and who may appoint subordinate officers. The board may designate the president as its general agent. Subject to the control of the board, the president shall employ employees, consultants, and agents the president considers necessary. The staff of the corporation must include individuals with operational experience and knowledgeable in commercial and industrial financing, energy conservation, research and development, economic development, and general fiscal affairs. The board shall define the duties and designate the titles of the employees and agents.
Employees, officers, and directors of the corporation and programs governed by this chapter are not state employees, but are covered by section 3.736 and, at the option of the board, may participate in the state retirement plan and the state deferred compensation plan for employees in the unclassified service and an insurance plan administered by the commissioner of management and budget.
The president shall file a statement with the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board disclosing the nature, amount, date, and recipient of any contribution made to a public official which:
(1) was made within the four years preceding employment with the Enterprise Minnesota, Inc. board; and
(2) was subject to the reporting requirements of chapter 10A.
The statement must be updated annually during the president's employment to reflect contributions made to public officials during the president's tenure.
(a) The corporation must adopt and periodically revise, if necessary, an affirmative action plan similar to the affirmative action plan under section 43A.19, subdivision 1. The corporation is subject to the audit and reporting requirements under section 43A.191, subdivision 3.
(b) Employees of the corporation are subject to the prohibition of political activities and required leave of absences under section 43A.32.
(c) Employees of the corporation are subject to the code of ethics requirements under section 43A.38.