§10-12  Assistant; staff.  The administrator may employ and retain such officers and employees as may be necessary to carry out the functions of the office.  Such officers and employees may be hired without regard to chapter 76, and shall serve at the pleasure of the administrator.  Officers and employees of the office of Hawaiian affairs shall be included in any benefit program generally applicable to officers and employees of the State. [L 1979, c 196, pt of §2; am L 1990, c 231, §1; am L 2000, c 253, §150]


Case Notes


  Where plaintiff, terminated OHA chief financial officer, claimed that defendants, OHA administrator and trustee, in individual capacities, unlawfully deprived plaintiff of plaintiff's property and liberty without due process of law, in violation of 42 U.S.C. §1983, defendants' motion for summary judgment granted with prejudice as to these claims.  120 F. Supp. 2d 1244.