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Transfer of e-Michigan Office and e-Michigan Advisory Council to Department of Information Technology EXECUTIVE ORDER 2002-14

EXECUTIVE ORDER

No. 2002 - 14

NEW E-MICHIGAN OFFICE

NEW E-MICHIGAN ADVISORY COUNCIL

DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Executive Reorganization

 

WHEREAS, Article V, Section 1, of the Constitution of the state of Michigan of 1963 vests the executive power in the Governor; and

 

WHEREAS, Article V, Section 2, of the Constitution of the state of Michigan of 1963 empowers the Governor to make changes in the organization of the Executive Branch or in the assignment of functions among its units which he considers necessary for efficient administration; and

 

WHEREAS, the new e-Michigan Office was created to expand the delivery of trusted online cross-agency government services through the award-winning Michigan.gov Internet portal; and

 

WHEREAS, the Department of Information Technology was created to promote a unified approach to information technology management across all executive branch agencies and is now ready to implement that goal; and

 

WHEREAS, the functions, duties and responsibilities currently assigned to the new e-Michigan Office can be more effectively carried out by Department of Information Technology; and

 

WHEREAS, it is necessary in the interests of efficient administration and effectiveness of government to effect changes in the organization of the Executive Branch of government.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, John Engler, Governor of the state of Michigan, pursuant to the powers vested in me by the Constitution of the state of Michigan of 1963 and the laws of the state of Michigan, do hereby order the following:

 

I. DEFINITIONS

 

As used herein:

 

A. "Department of Information Technology" means the principal department of state government created by Executive Order 2001-3, being Section 18.41 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.

 

B. "New e-Michigan Office" means the Type I agency established within the Department of Information Technology by Executive Order 2002-2.

 

C. "New e-Michigan Advisory Council" means the advisory body created within the new e-Michigan Office by Executive Order 2002-2.

 

II. TRANSFER

 

A. All of the authority, powers, functions, duties, and responsibilities of the new e-Michigan Office are transferred to the Department of Information Technology by Type III transfer as defined by Section 3 of Act No. 380 of the Public Acts of 1965, as amended, being Section 16.103 of the Michigan Compiled Laws. The new e-Michigan Office is hereby abolished.

 

B. All of the authority, powers, functions, duties, and responsibilities of the new e-Michigan Advisory Council are transferred to the Department of Information Technology by Type III transfer as defined by Section 3 of Act No. 380 of the Public Acts of 1965, as amended, being Section 16.103 of the Michigan Compiled Laws. The new e-Michigan Advisory Council is hereby abolished.

 

III. MISCELLANEOUS

 

A. The Director of the Department of Information Technology or the designee of the Director shall provide executive direction and supervision for the implementation of the transfers made under this Order.

 

B. The Director of the Department of Information Technology or the designee of the Director shall administer the assigned functions transferred by this Order in such ways as to promote efficient administration and shall make internal organizational changes as may be administratively necessary to complete the realignment of responsibilities prescribed by this Order.

 

C. The Director of the Department of Information Technology shall immediately initiate coordination with the Director of the new e-Michigan Office to facilitate the transfers and develop memoranda of record identifying any pending settlements, issues of compliance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations, or other obligations to be resolved by the Department of Information Technology.

 

D. All records, personnel, property, grants, and unexpended balances of appropriations, allocations, and other funds used, held, employed, available, or to be made available for the activities, power, duties, functions, and responsibilities transferred by this Order shall be transferred to the Department of Information Technology.

 

E. The State Budget Director shall determine and authorize the most efficient manner possible for handling financial transactions and records in the state’s financial management system for the remainder of the year.

 

F. The Department of Information Technology may accept grants of funds and donations of funds, property, labor, or other things of value from any department or office of the State of Michigan and the United States and from any other public or private office or person for the purpose of furthering online government services.

 

G. The Director of the Department of Information Technology may, by written instrument, delegate a duty or power conferred by law or this Order, and the person to whom such duty or power is so delegated may perform such duty or exercise such power at the time and to the extent delegated by the Director of the Department of Information Technology.

 

H. All rules, orders, contracts, and agreements relating to the functions transferred to the Department of Information Technology by this Order shall continue to be effective until revised, amended, or rescinded.

 

I. Any suit, action, or other proceeding lawfully commenced by, against, or before any entity affected by this Order, shall not abate by reason of this Order. Any suit, action, or other proceeding may be maintained by, against, or before the appropriate successor of any entity affected by this Order.

 

J. The invalidity of any portion of this Order shall not affect the validity of the remainder thereof.

In fulfillment of the requirement of Article V, Section 2, of the Constitution of the state of Michigan of 1963, the provisions of this Executive Order shall become effective on October 1, 2002.

 

Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the State of Michigan this 2nd day of August, in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Two.

 

_______________________________________

GOVERNOR

  

BY THE GOVERNOR:

 

_______________________________________

SECRETARY OF STATE

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