Governor Maggie Hassan will include a new, administrative position for state government: a Chief Operating Officer.
The position, modeled after COOs in the private sector, would improve the state’s efficiency. The idea came from a commission convened by Hassan in twenty thirteen. It released its final report last month, which says the Chief Operating Officer would oversee operations for staff and IT across state agencies.
Hassan’s office says her proposal will be pared down from what the report recommends. The cost for the new position will be outlined in the Governor’s budget released later today.