2020 Arkansas Code
Title 11 - Labor and Industrial Relations
Chapter 10 - Division of Workforce Services Law
Subchapter 3 - Administration and Enforcement
§ 11-10-301. Division of Workforce Services — Creation — Director
(1) There is created a division to be known as the “Division of Workforce Services”.
(2) The division shall be administered by a full-time salaried director.
(3) The Director of the Division of Workforce Services shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Governor.
(4) The director shall report to the Secretary of the Department of Commerce.
(5) The director shall have resided in the state for at least five (5) years and shall be a qualified elector.
(b) Before entering upon his or her duties, the director shall take and subscribe, and file in the office of the Secretary of State, an oath to support the United States Constitution and the Arkansas Constitution and to faithfully perform the duties of the office upon which he or she is about to enter.
(c) The director shall have such power and authority as he or she deems reasonable and proper for the effective administration of this chapter and will faithfully perform his or her duties and properly account for all funds received and disbursed by him or her under authority of this chapter.
(d) The director shall be the agent for service of process for all legal actions arising under this chapter or to which the division shall be named a party.
(e) The director shall procure an official seal, and every paper executed by the director in pursuance of law and sealed with the seal of his or her office shall be received in evidence in any court or other tribunal in this state and may be recorded in the same manner and with like effect as instruments regularly acknowledged.
(1) The director shall have the authority to institute and prosecute in his or her name, as such, all suits, certificates of assessment, and other proceedings necessary for the collection of any taxes or overpayments collectible by him or her and which have become delinquent.
(2) No deposits of advance costs shall be required of the director in any suit or proceedings, nor shall he or she be required to give bond for costs, indemnity, or stay as a condition to the institution of any suit or proceedings, or to the issuance, service, or execution of any process therein, or ancillary thereto, or the appeal from any adverse action.
(1) The director shall not be required to advance or pay any court costs to any court clerk for the institution or prosecution of any suit filed in his or her official capacity.
(2) No bond shall be required of the director in obtaining restraining orders, injunctions, or in any other cases where a bond is required to be made by a litigant, including supersedeas bond upon appeal.