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Dept of Admin_LOGOThe Minnesota Department of Administration was established in 1939 by Governor Harold Stassen as part of an effort to reform state government’s administrative functions. Since then, Admin has provided key professional administrative services to state agencies, as well as various other services to diverse audiences across the state.

Over the years, the agency has remained committed to supporting the highest levels of excellence in the administrative functions of state government. Today, the Department of Administration’s mission is to provide the best value in government administrative services. This is accomplished by emphasizing:

  • Customer Satisfaction, serving our customers in a professional and ethical manner, producing valuable results; 
  • Continuous Improvement, reducing costs and cycle times, optimizing performance and delivering innovative business solutions at every opportunity; and 
  • Employee Engagement, enabling and encouraging all staff to help achieve our mission. 


With $176.5 million in annual operating costs and 475 full-time employees, Admin oversees $2.1 billion in state purchases, maintains 4.4 million square feet of owned space and leases an additional 3.6 million square feet of space for over 100 state agencies, boards and councils. The agency also insures $12 billion in property and 13,400 vehicles, and manages over 400 building projects and $166 million in capital appropriations. To learn more about our agency and what we do, reference the What We Do page

Learn more about our current Commissioner and agency leadership team on the Commissioner's Office page

Reference the Contact Us page if you have additional questions or need assistance.