2009 California Government Code - Section 12900-12906 :: Chapter 1. General Provisions

SECTION 12900-12906

12900.  This part may be known and referred to as the "California
Fair Employment and Housing Act."

12901.  There is in the state government, in the State and Consumer
Services Agency, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. The
department is under the direction of an executive officer known as
the Director of Fair Employment and Housing, who is appointed by the
Governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate, and who holds office
at the pleasure of the Governor. The annual salary of the director
is provided for by Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 11550) of Part
1 of Division 3 of Title 2.

12902.  The provisions of Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11150)
of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 apply to the director and the
director is the head of a department within the meaning of such

12903.  There is in the State and Consumer Services Agency the Fair
Employment and Housing Commission. The commission shall consist of
seven members, to be known as commissioners, who shall be appointed
by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate,
and one of whom shall be designated as chairperson by the Governor.
The term of office of each member of the commission shall be for four

12904.  Any member chosen to fill a vacancy on the commission
occurring otherwise than by expiration of term shall be appointed for
the unexpired term of the member whom he or she is to succeed. Four
members of the commission shall constitute a quorum for the purpose
of conducting the business thereof.

12905.  Each member of the commission shall serve without
compensation but shall receive one hundred dollars ($100) for each
day actually spent in the performance of his or her duties under this
part and shall also be entitled to his or her expenses actually and
necessarily incurred in the performance of his or her duties.

12906.  Any member of the commission may be removed by the Governor
for inefficiency, for neglect of duty, misconduct or malfeasance in
office, after being given a written statement of the charges and an
opportunity to be heard thereon.

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