Assistants and employees.
(a) Upon a nonpartisan merit basis and subject to the Merit System Act, the Chief Examiner shall appoint division and unit heads and such assistants, deputies and employees as may be necessary to the efficient operation of the department. Assistant and deputy examiners shall be required to give bond for the faithful performance of their duties in the penal sum of $3,000.00.
(b) Subject to the Merit System Act, the Chief Examiner shall establish regulations governing dismissals, terminations, layoffs and suspensions. Severance of an employee's relationship with the department shall be in accordance with these regulations. All severances shall be for good cause. Failure to maintain technical or professional qualifications shall be good cause for severance.
(Acts 1947, No. 351, p. 231, §9.)