Human Rights Commission Act, 2000

Chief executive.

12.—(1) There shall be a chief executive of the Commission who shall be appointed by the Commission (and such an officer shall be known, and is referred to in this Act, as “the chief executive”).

(2) The chief executive shall hold office under a written contract of service (which contract may be renewed) for such period as is specified in the contract, and subject to such terms and conditions (including terms and conditions relating to remuneration and to suspension and termination of employment) as are so specified, being terms and conditions which are determined by the Commission and approved by the Minister with the consent of the Minister for Finance.

(3) In subsection (2) “remuneration” includes allowances for expenses, benefits in kind and superannuation.

(4) The Civil Service Commissioners Act, 1956 , shall not apply to the appointment of a person as the chief executive.