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Minnesota Management and Budget

Also known as:
Active dates:June 2008 -

The department provides statewide direction to financial and human resource management processes. This direction ensures adherence to standards, continuity, legal compliance, and financial integrity. Core functions support the policy making process and the resource management of state government. Core functions are: Managing state financial and human resource processes and systems; providing historical and projected financial and program information; providing financial analysis; administering the state's merit system; providing recruitment, training and other human resource products and services; negotiating and administering labor agreements; developing and administering compensation plans; and developing, implementing and managing insurance benefits for employees, retirees, and their dependents.


Minnesota Management and Budget is the result of a merger and reorganization that went into effect in 2008. The merger combined the former departments of Finance and Employee Relations and the Management Analysis Division from the Department of Administration. MMB became a "department" when the Legislature, as expected, made that determination in the 2009 session.

Agency heads:


  • Tom Hanson (June 2008 - November 2010)
  • Steve Sviggum (December 2010)
  • Jim Schowalter (January 2011 - December 2014)
  • Myron Frans (January 2015 - September 2020)
  • Jim Schowalter (September 2020 - August 14, 2023)
  • Erin Campbell (August 15, 2023 -  )
Note: The Legislative Reference Library may have additional reports on or by this group available through our catalog.
Two state finance leaders take helm amid Minnesota budget uncertainty. Star Tribune, 11/29/2020.
Exit Interview: Myron Frans hands reins of budget agency to Jim Schowalter amid economic downturn, deficit. Minnesota Reformer, 9/2/2020.
News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 2008-2020.
Record last updated: 11/07/2023

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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