216A.2  Appointment of department director and administrators.

The governor shall appoint a director of the department of human rights, subject to confirmation by the senate. The department director shall serve at the pleasure of the governor. The department director shall:

1.  Establish general operating policies for the department to provide general uniformity among the divisions while providing for necessary flexibility.

2.  Receive budgets submitted by each commission and reconcile the budgets among the divisions. The department director shall submit a budget for the department, subject to the budget requirements pursuant to chapter 8.

3.  Coordinate and supervise personnel services and shared administrative support services to assure maximum support and assistance to the divisions.

4.  Identify and, with the chief administrative officers of each division, facilitate the opportunities for consolidation and efficiencies within the department.

5.  In cooperation with the commissions, make recommendations to the governor regarding the appointment of the administrator of each division.

6.  Serve as an ex officio member of all commissions or councils within the department.

7.  Serve as chairperson of the human rights administrative-coordinating council.

8.  Evaluate each administrator, after receiving recommendations from the appropriate commissions or councils, and submit a written report of the completed evaluations to the governor and the appropriate commissions or councils, annually.

9.  Administer the division of persons with disabilities.

The governor shall appoint the administrators of each of the divisions, except for the division of persons with disabilities, subject to confirmation by the senate. Each administrator shall serve at the pleasure of the governor and is exempt from the merit system provisions of chapter 19A. The governor shall set the salary of the division administrators within the ranges set by the general assembly.

Section History: Recent form

  86 Acts, ch 1245, § 1202

  C87, § 601K.2

  88 Acts, ch 1158, §95; 90 Acts, ch 1180, § 3

  C93, § 216A.2

  95 Acts, ch 212, §9

Internal References

  Referred to in § 216A.15, 216A.56, 216A.77, 216A.114, 216A.134

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