1. Director appointed. The chief administrative officer of the department is the director. The director shall be appointed by the governor, subject to confirmation by the senate. The director shall serve at the pleasure of the governor. The governor shall set the salary of the director within the applicable salary range established by the general assembly. The director shall be selected on the ability to administer the duties and functions granted to the director and the department and shall devote full time to the duties of the director. If the office of director becomes vacant, the vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment was made.
The director shall also serve as the chief information officer for the state.
2. Powers and duties. The director of the department shall do all of the following:
a. Plan, direct, coordinate, and execute the functions necessary to carry out the duties of the department.
b. Provide overall supervision, direction, and coordination of functions of the department.
c. Employ personnel as necessary to carry out the functions vested in the department consistent with chapter 19A and enhance the recruitment, retention, and training of professional staff.
d. Supervise and manage employees of the department, and provide for the internal organization of the department and for the allocation of functions within the department consistent with section 7E.2.
e. Recommend to the information technology council an annual budget for the department.
f. Recommend to the information technology council rules deemed necessary for the implementation of this chapter and proper administration of the department.
g. Recommend to the information technology council information technology standards.
h. Develop and implement operational policies of the department and be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the department.
i. Develop and recommend to the information technology council legislative proposals deemed necessary for the continued efficiency of department functions, and review legislative proposals generated outside of the department which are related to matters within the department's purview.
j. Provide advice to the governor on issues related to information technology.
k. Consult with agencies and other governmental entities on issues relating to information technology.
l. Work with all governmental entities in an effort to achieve the information technology goals established by the information technology council.
3. Delegation of powers and duties. Powers and duties vested in the director may be delegated by the director to an employee of the department, but the director retains the responsibility for an employee's acts within the scope of the delegation.
4. Appeal of director's decision. A decision by the director may be appealed to the information technology council. A person aggrieved by such decision of the director shall provide notice of such appeal to the information technology council within thirty calendar days of the decision of the director. An appeal of a decision of the director shall be treated as a contested case under chapter 17A.
2000 Acts, ch 1141, §4, 19
Referred to in § 14B.101
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