Maine Revised Statutes

§3104. Powers and duties

The director is authorized to exercise the powers and is responsible for fulfillment of the duties of the office provided for by this section. [2011, c. 655, Pt. DD, §5 (NEW); 2011, c. 655, Pt. DD, §24 (AFF).]

1. Duties.  The director shall:
A. Appoint, remove and prescribe the duties of staff of the office as necessary to implement the duties of the office. The director is authorized to hire as unclassified employees professional personnel competent by education, training and experience in such areas as economics, law, accounting and public policy. The director is authorized to hire as classified employees other personnel, who are subject to the Civil Service Law and personnel policies established for state employees generally, as required to support implementation of the duties of the office; [2011, c. 655, Pt. DD, §5 (NEW); 2011, c. 655, Pt. DD, §24 (AFF).]
B. [2017, c. 284, Pt. GG, §5 (RP).]
C. Analyze the structure and functions of State Government and identify options and develop recommendations for consideration by the Governor regarding improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of governmental functions and programs and delivery of governmental services. In carrying out duties under this paragraph, the director may:
(1) Prepare strategic and long-range plans and goals for reform of State Government through creation of efficiencies and streamlining of operations;
(2) Establish metrics for and further develop systems for ongoing evaluation of the efficiency and effectiveness of state programs and delivery of state services; and
(3) Review and determine whether there is continuing need for state programs, boards and commissions, in part through consideration of whether their public benefit equals or exceeds their cost; [2011, c. 655, Pt. DD, §5 (NEW); 2011, c. 655, Pt. DD, §24 (AFF).]
D. Recommend governmentwide policies to improve financial management for consideration by the Governor. In carrying out duties under this paragraph, the director may review state agencies' proposals for funding from public and private entities, including the Federal Government, for consistency with pertinent state law and fiscal policy; [2011, c. 655, Pt. DD, §5 (NEW); 2011, c. 655, Pt. DD, §24 (AFF).]
E. [2017, c. 284, Pt. GG, §5 (RP).]
F. At the Governor's request, advise on the risks, costs, benefits and effects on job creation and job retention in the State of proposed legislation or other policy initiatives; [2011, c. 655, Pt. DD, §5 (NEW); 2011, c. 655, Pt. DD, §24 (AFF).]
G. Conduct research, reviews and studies to fulfill the office's duties as the director determines appropriate; [2011, c. 655, Pt. DD, §5 (NEW); 2011, c. 655, Pt. DD, §24 (AFF).]
H. Facilitate intergovernmental and intragovernmental coordination, relations and communications and provide general coordination and review of plans in functional areas of State Government as may be necessary for receipt of federal funds; and [2011, c. 655, Pt. DD, §5 (NEW); 2011, c. 655, Pt. DD, §24 (AFF).]
I. Perform other duties related to the purposes of the office under section 3102 as assigned by the Governor or as directed by statute. [2011, c. 655, Pt. DD, §5 (NEW); 2011, c. 655, Pt. DD, §24 (AFF).]
[ 2017, c. 284, Pt. GG, §5 (AMD) .]
2. Powers.  The director may, in connection with the performance of the duties of the office, apply to the Superior Court for a subpoena to compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of books, papers, records and documents of individuals, firms, associations and corporations and all officers, boards, commissions and departments of State Government. The court, before issuing the subpoena, shall provide adequate opportunity for the director and the party against whom the subpoena is requested to be heard. The court may issue the subpoena only on a showing by the director and specific findings of fact by the court that the attendance of the witness or the production of the books, papers, records or documents is reasonably necessary to carry out specific duties of the office that are related to the operations and finances of State Government and that the director has made reasonable efforts to secure the attendance or the books, papers, records or documents without recourse to compulsory process. Any materials or information turned over to the director that is of a confidential or proprietary nature is confidential under section 3108.
[ 2011, c. 655, Pt. DD, §5 (NEW); 2011, c. 655, Pt. DD, §24 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2011, c. 655, Pt. DD, §5 (NEW). 2011, c. 655, Pt. DD, §24 (AFF). 2017, c. 284, Pt. GG, §5 (AMD).