The Department of Employment and Economic Development is supervised and controlled by the commissioner of employment and economic development, who is appointed by the governor and serves under section 15.06.
The commissioner may appoint a confidential secretary in the unclassified service.
(a) The commissioner shall organize the department as provided in section 15.06.
(b) The commissioner may establish divisions and offices within the department. The commissioner may employ four deputy commissioners in the unclassified service.
(c) The commissioner shall:
(1) employ assistants and other officers, employees, and agents that the commissioner considers necessary to discharge the functions of the commissioner's office;
(2) define the duties of the officers, employees, and agents, and delegate to them any of the commissioner's powers, duties, and responsibilities, subject to the commissioner's control and under conditions prescribed by the commissioner.
(d) The commissioner shall ensure that there are at least three employment and economic development officers in state offices in nonmetropolitan areas of the state who will work with local units of government on developing local employment and economic development.
(a) The commissioner may establish positions in the unclassified service in accordance with section 43A.08. The commissioner may appoint and define the duties of other subordinate officers and employees as the commissioner deems necessary to discharge the functions of the department.
(b) The commissioner may establish the position of director of the state job training office in the unclassified service.
1981 c 356 s 64; 1983 c 289 s 40-42; 1984 c 558 art 4 s 3; 1Sp1985 c 14 art 9 s 39; 1987 c 312 art 1 s 14; 1989 c 335 art 1 s 136,137; 1990 c 571 s 42; 1990 c 589 art 1 s 2; 1991 c 261 s 1; 1993 c 163 art 1 s 12; 1994 c 483 s 1; 1996 c 369 s 2,3; 1997 c 200 art 1 s 50; 2001 c 175 s 52; 2001 c 200 s 1,2; 1Sp2003 c 4 s 1; 2004 c 171 s 3; 2004 c 206 s 8,9,52; 2007 c 13 art 2 s 15