Code of the District of Columbia

§ 42–3531.06. Chief Tenant Advocate of the Office of the Tenant Advocate.

(a) There shall be a Chief Tenant Advocate who shall be responsible for the administration of the Office and implementation of the duties of the Office.

(b)(1) On or after October 1, 2007, the Chief shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council for a term of 3 years, unless sooner removed by the Mayor for cause. Any unexpired term as of October 1, 2007 shall expire on that date.

(2) A person appointed to fill a vacancy of this office shall be appointed only for the unexpired term of the Chief whose vacancy is being filled.

(c)(1) The Chief shall be a statutory officeholder in the Excepted Service pursuant to § 1-609.08 and shall receive annual compensation under the Excepted Service salary schedule in an amount determined by the Mayor. No employee of the Office, other than the Chief, shall receive annual compensation above the level of that received by a District employee at a grade 14 under the District service salary schedule.

(2) The Chief shall be a resident of the District of Columbia or become a resident not more than 180 days after the date of appointment, and shall remain a resident.

(d) The Office shall employ the staff necessary, including attorneys, to assist the Chief in carrying out his or her duties.