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Minnesota Office of the Secretary of State

Law provides: The department manages and administers centralized operations of state agencies, including procurement of goods and services, travel and fleet services, building construction and maintenance, real estate leasing and management, and facilities and maintenance services. The department also establishes technology policy and initiates and coordinates technology projects. (Minnesota Statutes, Chapters 16B, 16C, and 16E)

Commissioner: Dana B. Badgerow 
Appointed: 2004  
Salary: $108,400

200 Administration Bldg., 50 Sherburne Ave., St. Paul 55155
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Deputy Commissioner: Sheila Reger

Function: The department provides a broad range of business management, administrative, and professional services and a variety of resources to state and local government agencies and to the public. The department’s mission is to help customers succeed.

Plant Management Division maintains state buildings, grounds, and parking facilities in the state capitol area, promotes energy conservation opportunities on a statewide basis, and administers the state recycling program and center.

Real Estate Management Division is responsible for the inventory, allocation, planning, and leasing of office and storage space in non-state-owned buildings and in state-owned buildings under the custodial control of the department of administration. The division also acquires and disposes of real property.

State Architect’s Office is the central resource for Minnesota’s predesign program, including design, construction, and remodeling needs for most state agencies, and administers the statewide facilities management program.

Information Policy Analysis (IPA) Division promotes understanding of and compliance with laws regulating information. IPA helps define and interpret decisions about the classification of information as public or not public and answers questions about federal and state freedom of information and data practices.

Environmental Quality Board develops policy and reviews proposed projects that could affect the environment significantly. The department of administration provides support services for the board.

Land Management Information Center (LMIC) offers data, software, project consultation, and coordination services for the effective use of geographic information and technology.

Management Analysis Division provides management consultation services to local, regional, state, and federal government agencies and higher education institutions on a fee-for-service basis.

Materials Management Division is responsible for purchasing, contracting, professional, and technical services, surplus property acquisition and disposal, and all other aspects of buying goods and services for state agencies.

Office of the State Archaeologist duties include sponsoring, conducting, and directing research into the prehistoric and historic archaeology of Minnesota; protecting and preserving archaeological sites and objects; and enforcing provisions of Minnesota Statutes 138.31-138.42 and 307.08.

Risk Management Division is responsible for the development and operation of the state’s risk and insurance management program, which seeks to minimize the adverse impacts of risks and losses for state agencies; absorb risk while maintaining a stable financial profile; and ensure the long-term financial security of the state and its agencies.

Travel Management Division offers fleet services to state agencies, counties, cities, school districts, and other political subdivisions.

State Demographic Center is Minnesota’s liaison with the U.S. Census Bureau and estimates, forecasts, and investigates changes in the state’s population, analyzes census data, and distributes information.

Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities seeks to assure that people with developmental disabilities receive the necessary support to achieve increased independence, productivity, integration, and inclusion into the community.

A System of Technology to Achieve Results (STAR) program provides coordination and assistance in identifying technology resources that will increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.

Last updated: 6/1/2009 2:52:59 PM