[nfbmi-talk] FW: Reorganization

Fred Wurtzel f.wurtzel at att.net
Wed Jan 26 22:46:56 CST 2011


Hello everyone,

 

Larry asked me to send the article below.  Please read the following.  We
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Fred

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Amy Lane

Capitol Briefings

section/staffBlogAmyLane

Originally Published: January 05, 2011 2:15 PM  Modified: January 05, 2011
5:17 PM

Snyder temporarily keeps DELEG officials as government reorganization rolls
out

As much changes with the new administration of Gov. Rick Snyder, one of the
state's

biggest departments has yet to see permanent or new faces at the top. And it
won't

for a little while.

Top officials at the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth

- Acting Director Andy Levin and deputy directors Susan Corbin and Curtis
Hertel

Sr. - have been asked to remain on a temporary basis as Snyder looks at what
needs

to happen with the department, said Snyder communications director Geralyn
Lasher.

They will remain in their jobs in an acting capacity for about a month,
Lasher said.

"DELEG is massive," she said. "In order to have a little bit more time to
sort through

what is the most appropriate move in some of those areas.it's going to be a
little

easier and a little more appropriate to keep them on."

All of DELEG's functions, and the best way to approach them, are under
review by

Snyder's team and the DELEG officials are providing assistance, Lasher said.

In most other state departments, Snyder has named either new directors or
acting

directors. Not formally announced, but the case, is that State Budget
Director John

Nixon will also serve as the director of the

Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget

.

Nixon is one of what will be six group executives in Snyder's new management
model

for state government.

The group executives, some of whom are also department heads, form an
organization

of government that is designed implement policy and vision in a coordinated
and strategic

manner.

They are:

Nixon, group executive for value for money. The Department of Technology,
Management

and Budget and the

Office of State Employer

 are among functions that fall under his purview.

State Treasurer and

Michigan Department of Treasury

 Director Andy Dillon, group executive for treasury. Operations under him
include

traditional treasury department functions, the

Bureau of State Lottery and the

Michigan Gaming Control Board

.

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

 Director Dan Wyant, group executive for quality of life. He will oversee
the DEQ,

the

Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the to-be-renamed

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

. An executive order adding rural development to the agriculture
department's official

title is expected to be issued shortly.

Michigan Economic Development Corp.

 CEO Michael Finney, group executive for economic growth. Areas of oversight
include

the

Michigan Department of Transportation

, workforce development, unemployment and workers' compensation, and the

Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation.

Snyder deputy chief of staff Jeff Barnes, who will be public safety group
executive

and will coordinate the

Michigan Department of Corrections

, the Michigan Department of State Police and the

Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

.

A sixth person, group executive for people, is yet to be named. Lasher said
that

person will oversee the

Michigan Department of Human Services

, the Michigan Department of Community Health and the

Michigan Department of Civil Rights

.

Lasher would not comment on reports that Michigan Supreme Court

 Justice Maura Corrigan will resign from the court to head the Human
Services department.

Snyder last week named Duane Berger, senior deputy director of department
services

in the Michigan Department of State

, to be the Human Services department's acting director.

C 2011

Crain Communications Inc.




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