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The Minnesota Department of Administration (Admin) provides best value administrative services to Minnesota's state agencies and other governmental organizations, as well as various other services to diverse audiences across the state. The department was established in 1939 by Governor Harold Stassen as part of an effort to reform state government’s administrative functions. Today, the department strives to meet that mission and continues to act as a leader in government administration and operations. 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.