Section 6. The state auditor may appoint and remove such employees as the work of the department may require. Said employees shall be organized in five divisions, namely, the division of state audits, the division of authority audits, the division of federal audits, the division of contract audits and the division of local mandates. The state auditor shall establish the salaries, duties and personnel regulations of all officers and employees within the department of the state auditor; provided, however, that the salaries of said officers and employees shall not exceed the sum annually appropriated therefor by the general court. The provisions of sections nine A and forty-five of chapter thirty, chapter thirty-one and chapter one hundred and fifty E shall not apply to officers and employees within the department of the state auditor.