Alaska lawmaker to propose personnel board changes

Posted: Tuesday, February 16, 2010

JUNEAU - An Alaska lawmaker plans to file legislation that would change how members of the state personnel board are chosen.

The board hears ethics complaints against executive branch employees. Governors appoint the members. But Republican Rep. Bob Lynn says that leaves the board open to criticism that it's too much a creature of the governor.

He wants a governor choose from nominees submitted by the chief justice of the state Supreme Court.

He also wants to increase the number of board members from three to five and have the governor ensure the board has at least one member from the two parties that received the most votes in a recent election.

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