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Ernst Stocker has been Head of the Department of Finance since May 18th, 2015.
It employs over 900 people, most of which work at the cantonal Tax Office.
The majority of tasks at the department can be subsumed under the term cross-section tasks: The Department of Finance assists the rest of the administration with their duties.
These include planning and governing tasks, especially in the fields of financial planning and tax policy. The Department of Finance prepares the fiscal decisions of the Government Council.
Other important cross-section tasks include the procurement of supplies, information technology, and human resource management.