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Chapter 37

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  37.010.  Commissioner of administration, compensation, oath of office, duties — vacancy, governor to serve. — 1.  The governor, by and with the advice and consent of the senate, shall appoint a commissioner of administration, who shall head the "Office of Administration" which is hereby created.  The commissioner of administration shall receive a salary as provided by law and shall also receive his or her actual and necessary expenses incurred in the discharge of his or her official duties.  Before taking office, the commissioner of administration shall take and subscribe an oath or affirmation to support the Constitution of the United States and of this state, and to demean himself or herself faithfully in office.  The commissioner shall also deposit with the governor a bond, with sureties to be approved by the governor, in the amount to be determined by the governor payable to the state of Missouri, conditioned on the faithful performance of the duties of his or her office.  The premium of this bond shall be paid out of the appropriation for the office of the governor.

  2.  The governor shall appoint the commissioner of administration with the advice and consent of the senate.  The commissioner shall be at least thirty years of age and must have been a resident and qualified voter of this state for the five years next preceding his or her appointment.  He or she shall be qualified by training and experience to assume the managerial and administrative functions of the office of commissioner of administration.

  3.  The commissioner of administration shall, by virtue of his or her office, without additional compensation, head the division of budget, the division of purchasing, the division of facilities management, design and construction, the division of personnel, and the information technology services division.  Whenever provisions of the constitution grant powers, impose duties or make other reference to the comptroller, they shall be construed as referring to the commissioner of administration.

  4.  The commissioner of administration shall provide the governor with such assistance in the supervision of the executive branch of state government as the governor requires and shall perform such other duties as are assigned to him or her by the governor or by law.  The commissioner of administration shall work with other departments of the executive branch of state government to promote economy, efficiency and improved service in the transaction of state business.  The commissioner of administration, with the approval of the governor, shall organize the work of the office of administration in such manner as to obtain maximum effectiveness of the personnel of the office.  He or she may consolidate, abolish, or reassign duties of positions or divisions combined within the office of administration.  These subordinates shall take the same oath as the commissioner and shall be covered by the bond of the director or by separate bond as required by the governor.

  5.  The personnel director and employees of the personnel division shall perform such duties as directed by the commissioner of administration for personnel work in agencies and departments of state government to upgrade state employment and to improve the uniform quality of state employment.

  6.  The commissioner of administration shall prepare a complete inventory of all real estate, buildings and facilities of state government and an analysis of their utilization.  Each year he or she shall formulate and submit to the governor a long-range plan for the ensuing five years for the repair, construction and rehabilitation of all state properties.  The plan shall set forth the projects proposed to be authorized in each of the five years with each project ranked in the order of urgency of need from the standpoint of the state as a whole and shall be upgraded each year.  Project proposals shall be accompanied by workload and utilization information explaining the need and purpose of each.  Departments shall submit recommendations for capital improvement projects and other information in such form and at such times as required by the commissioner of administration to enable him or her to prepare the long-range plan.  The commissioner of administration shall prepare the long-range plan together with analysis of financing available and suggestions for further financing for approval of the governor who shall submit it to the general assembly.  The long-range plan shall include credible estimates for operating purposes as well as capital outlay and shall include program data to justify need for the expenditures included.  The long-range plan shall be extended, revised and resubmitted in the same manner to accompany each executive budget.  The appropriate recommendations for the period for which appropriations are to be made shall be incorporated in the executive budget for that period together with recommendations for financing.  Each revised long-range plan shall provide a report on progress in the repair, construction and rehabilitation of state properties and of the operating purposes program for the preceding fiscal period in terms of expenditures and meeting program goals.

  7.  The office of the commissioner of administration shall be in Jefferson City.

  8.  In case of death, resignation, removal from office or vacancy from any cause in the office of commissioner of administration, the governor shall take charge of the office and superintend the business thereof until a successor is appointed, commissioned and qualified.


(L. 1971 H.B. 384, A.L. 1977 H.B. 841, A.L. 2014 H.B. 1299 Revision, A.L. 2018 S.B. 1007, A.L. 2023 S.B. 111)


Bidding for construction of a minimum security correctional facility, 221.500

Commissioner's power and duties, 37.005

Compensation of department heads, 105.950

State legal expense fund, duties, 105.711, 105.721

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