WALTER J. HICKEL
GOVERNOR 

 STATE OF ALASKA
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
JUNEAU

January 4, 1994

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 139

Under the authority of art. III, seas. 1 and 24 of the Alaska Constitution and As 44.17.020, I, Walter J. Hickel, Governor of the State of Alaska, order that the administrative structure for the delivery of certain senior programs in the Department of Administration be reorganized in accordance with this Order. I order these changes in the interest of improved service, economy, and efficiency and in accordance with sound administrative principles and practices.

FINDINGS

1. There is a need for the State of Alaska to provide the most efficient and effective delivery of services to senior Alaskans.

2. Currently, similar or related services for senior Alaskans are offered from several divisions in the Department of Administration.

3. There is a need to coordinate and consolidate those services in a new division in the Department of Administration to provide better access to services, to promote dignity and independence for seniors, and to provide for economic efficiencies.

ORDER

In light of the foregoing, I, Walter J. Hickel, Governor of the State of Alaska, order and declare the following:

1. The name of the Division of Pioneers' Benefits in the Department of Administration is changed to the Division of Senior Services.

2. The Older Alaskans Commission is assigned to the Division of Senior Services in the Department of Administration.

This order takes effect immediately.

DATED at Juneau, Alaska, this 4 day of January 1994.

S/S Walter J. Hickel            
Walter J. Hickel                
Governor                        



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