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Each deputy appointed is to serve at the pleasure of the director of the department

By Chris Micheli, November 20, 2022 1:44 pm

Government Code Section 11200 authorizes the Governor, upon recommendation of the director of the following state departments, to appoint not to exceed two chief deputies for the Directors of the Departments of Finance, Transportation, and General Services, and not to exceed one chief deputy for the Directors of the Departments of Employment Development, Food and Agriculture, Motor Vehicles, Consumer Affairs, Water Resources, and Parks and Recreation.

Government Code Section 11200.1 requires the Governor, upon nomination by the Insurance Commissioner, to appoint the nominees as one chief deputy, and as one deputy director of the Department of Insurance to serve at the pleasure of the Insurance Commissioner. Absent an affirmative appointment by the Governor, the nominee or nominees submitted by the Insurance Commissioner are deemed appointed by the Governor 30 days following their nomination by the commissioner.

Government Code Section 11200.4 authorizes the Governor, upon recommendation of the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations, to appoint not to exceed one chief deputy for the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations.

Government Code Section 11201 provides that each deputy appointed is to serve at the pleasure of the director of the department in which he is appointed, and the salary is fixed by the director of that department in accordance with law. The deputy has the duties as may be assigned to him or her by the director of the department, and is responsible to the director of the department for the performance of those duties.

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