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§5A-1-2. Department of Administration and Office of Secretary; secretary; divisions; directors.

(a) The Department of Administration and the Office of Secretary of Administration are continued in the executive branch of state government. The secretary is the Chief Executive Officer of the department and shall be appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, for a term not exceeding the term of the Governor.

(b) The Department of Administration may receive federal funds.

(c) The secretary serves at the will and pleasure of the Governor. The annual compensation of the secretary shall be as specified in section two-a, article seven, chapter six of this code.

(d) There shall be in the Department of Administration a Finance Division, a General Services Division, an Information Services and Communications Division, Division of Personnel and a Purchasing Division. Each division shall be headed by a director who may also head any and all sections within that division and who shall be appointed by the secretary.

(e) There shall also be in the Department of Administration those agencies, boards, commissions and councils specified in section one, article two, chapter five-f of this code.

(f) The secretary may establish a Fleet Management Office within the Department of Administration to:

(1) Manage all motor vehicles and aircraft owned or possessed by the State of West Virginia or any of its departments, divisions, agencies, bureaus, boards, commissions, offices or authorities: Provided, That, such vehicles and aircraft shall not be used for personal purposes, other than for de minimis personal use;

(2) Administer the rules, including emergency rules, promulgated under the provisions of sections forty-eight and forty-nine, article three of this chapter; and

(3) Perform any duties relating to motor vehicles and aircraft owned or possessed by the State of West Virginia assigned by the secretary, which duties may include those set out in sections fifty through fifty-three, article three of this chapter.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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