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41-781. State personnel board; members; appointment; term; meetings; compensation
A. The state personnel board consists of five members appointed by the governor pursuant to section 38-211. No more than three members shall belong to the same political party. Persons eligible for appointment shall have had a continuous recorded registration pursuant to title 16, chapter 1 with either the same political party or as an independent for at least two years immediately preceding appointment. Of the members appointed one shall be a person who for more than five years has managed a component or unit of government or industry with more than twenty employees, one shall be a professional personnel administrator, one a state employee, one a person active in business management and one a member of the public. Members may be removed by the governor for cause. The chairperson of the state personnel board shall serve as an ex officio member of the law enforcement merit system council established by section 41-1830.11 without voting privileges.
B. The term of office for each member is three years, each term to expire three years from the date of appointment. On the expiration of the term of a member a successor shall be appointed for a full term of three years.
C. The state personnel board may hold regular monthly meetings and, in addition, may hold special meetings the board deems necessary. A chairperson and vice chairperson shall be elected by the members at the first meeting of each year and the chairperson shall not serve successive terms as chairperson. Meetings of the state personnel board shall be open to the public, and executive sessions may be held as provided by law.
D. Any one of the following constitutes the resignation of a board member and authorizes the governor to appoint a new member to fill the unexpired term so vacated:
1. Becoming a candidate for any elective public office.
2. Accepting any appointive office or employment in the state personnel system, except the state employee who is designated to serve on the board.
E. Members of the state personnel board, except the person designated as the state employee, are eligible to receive compensation of one hundred dollars for each meeting attended, prorated for partial days for each meeting attended. The member of the state personnel board designated as the state employee shall be paid the state employee's regular compensation for meetings of the board.