(b) The chief internal auditor shall report directly to the
chief executive officer and shall have
direct communications with the chief executive officer and the governing
board, if applicable,
in the exercise of auditing activities. All chief internal
auditors and all full-time members of an internal audit staff shall be free
of all operational duties.
(c) The chief internal auditor shall serve a 5-year term beginning on the date of the appointment. A chief internal auditor may be removed only for cause after a hearing before the Executive Ethics Commission concerning the removal. Any chief internal auditor who is appointed to replace a removed chief internal auditor may serve only until the expiration of the term of the removed chief internal auditor. The annual salary of a chief internal auditor cannot be diminished during the term of the chief internal auditor.
(Source: P.A. 96-795, eff. 7-1-10 (see Section 5 of P.A. 96-793 for the effective date of changes made by P.A. 96-795)