AUGUSTA – Maine’s associate commissioner for tax policy has been appointed deputy finance chief.

Gov. Paul LePage said on Monday that Michael Allen has become the acting deputy commissioner of Finance for the Department of Administrative and Financial Services. The Republican governor said Allen will also continue to serve in his previous role.

Allen is replacing Richard Rosen, who was appointed to serve as head of the department last month after Commissioner Sawin Millet, stepped down to spend more time with his family.

As deputy finance chief, Allen, who is a University of Vermont, graduate will oversee the Bureau of the Budget and Office of the State Controller among other things.