§5B-1-3. Powers and duties of secretary, administrators, division heads and employees.
(a) The secretary controls and supervises the department and is responsible for the work of each department employee.

(b) The secretary has the power and authority specified in this article, in article two, chapter five-f of this code and as otherwise specified in this code.

(c) The secretary may assess agencies, boards, commissions, divisions and offices in the department for the payment of expenses of the office of the secretary.

(d) The secretary may employ professional staff, including, but not limited to, certified public accountants, economists and attorneys, assistants and other employees as necessary for the efficient operation of the department.

(e) The secretary and administrators, division heads and other employees of the department shall perform their duties as specified in this code and as may be prescribed by the Governor.