DHS Commissioner

Emily Piper

is commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services. DHS is the state’s largest agency, serving well over 1 million people with an annual budget of $16.2 billion and more than 6,000 employees throughout the state. The department administers a broad range of services, including health care, economic assistance, mental health care, substance use disorder treatment, child welfare services, and services for the elderly and people with disabilities.

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