This section refers to various laws, administrative procedures, and statewide policies that are applied to all employees of the State of Minnesota.
Laws of Minnesota are an annual compilation and is often referred to as the "session laws." It contains all the acts of the Legislature as passed in each year's legislative session. Laws of a permanent nature are subsequently incorporated into Minnesota Statutes; those are coded laws. Laws of Minnesota also includes uncoded laws, including appropriations, proposed constitutional amendments, and local laws.
Statutes are laws that apply to all citizens and cover a variety of topics, including the following: the legislature, the executive branch, state departments, the judiciary and courts, tax policy, public safety and police authority, towns, cities, counties, commerce and trade, private property and private rights, civil injuries and remedies, and crimes against people and property and the penalties associated with them.
Administrative Procedures describe employee relations programs and delineate responsibilities of state agencies, MMB, and state employees. These procedures do not include provisions that directly affect the rights or processes available to the general public and do not modify rights or processes provided in collective bargaining agreements. Procedures apply to all Executive Branch employees of the civil service unless stated otherwise in the Administrative Procedure.
Statewide policies provide a definite course or method of action in personnel from among alternatives and guides the agency or agencies issuing the policy to embrace goals and generally acceptable procedures.