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8(1)Subject to sub-paragraph (2) below, the Commission may appoint as employees such persons (other than its convener or members) as it considers appropriate.
(2)The Commission shall have, as a member of its staff, a chief officer who shall be responsible to the Commission for the general exercise of its functions; and the appointment of that officer shall be subject to the approval of the Scottish Ministers.
(3)The remuneration and conditions of service of a chief officer appointed under this paragraph shall be such as the Commission, with the consent of the Scottish Ministers, may determine.
(4)The Commission may—
(a)pay, or make arrangements for the payment of;
(b)make payments towards the provision of; and
(c)provide and maintain schemes (whether contributory or not) for the payment of,
pensions, allowances and gratuities to or in respect of such of its employees, or former employees, as it thinks fit.
(5)The reference in sub-paragraph (4) above to pensions, allowances and gratuities includes, subject to sub-paragraph (6) below, a reference to pensions, allowances and gratuities by way of compensation for loss of employment or reduction in remuneration.
(6)Anything done by virtue of sub-paragraph (5) above requires the approval of the Scottish Ministers.
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