Iowa Admin. Code r. 141-1.3 - Composition and duties of staff

(1) Staff. The office of ombudsman is composed of the following staff positions:
a. Ombudsman. The ombudsman is appointed by the legislative council pursuant to Iowa Code section 2C.3. The ombudsman shall meet the qualifications specified in Iowa Code section 2C.4 and serve for the term of office provided in Iowa Code section 2C.5. The ombudsman employs and supervises all staff in the positions and at the salaries authorized by the legislative council.
b. Deputy ombudsman. The ombudsman shall designate one of the members of the staff as the deputy ombudsman. The deputy ombudsman shall act as the ombudsman when the ombudsman is absent from the state or becomes disabled, or when the position of ombudsman is vacant, until the vacancy is filled by the legislative council.
c. Legal counsel. The legal counsel shall provide legal advice, assistance, and representation to the ombudsman and members of the staff in matters pertaining to their authority and duties and shall perform other assigned duties.
d. Assistant for corrections. The assistant ombudsman for corrections is primarily responsible for investigating complaints relating to penal and correctional agencies, and performs other assigned duties.
e. Assistants. The assistant ombudsmen receive and investigate complaints and perform other assigned duties.
f. Support staff. The support staff performs secretarial, clerical, and other assigned duties.
(2) Delegation of authority or duties. The ombudsman may delegate to any staff member any authority or duties of the ombudsman, except the duty of making formal recommendations to agencies or reports to the governor or the general assembly.


Iowa Admin. Code r. 141-1.3
Amended by IAB October 26, 2016/Volume XXXIX, Number 09, effective 11/1/2016

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