Alaska Statutes.
Title 18. Health, Safety, and Housing
Chapter 80. State Commission For Human Rights
Section 60. Powers and Duties of the Commission.
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AS 18.80.060. Powers and Duties of the Commission.

(a) In addition to the other powers and duties prescribed by this chapter, the commission shall

(1) appoint an executive director approved by the governor;

(2) hire other administrative staff as may be necessary to the commission's function;

(3) exercise general supervision and direct the activities of the executive director and other administrative staff;

(4) accept complaints under AS 18.80.100 ;

(5) study the problems of discrimination in all or specific fields of human relationships, foster through community effort or goodwill, cooperation and conciliation among the groups and elements of the population of the state, and publish results of investigations and research as in its judgment will tend to eliminate discrimination because of race, religion, color, national ancestry, physical or mental disability, age, sex, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, or parenthood;

(6) make an overall assessment, at least once every three years, of the progress made toward equal employment opportunity by every department of state government; results of the assessment shall be included in the annual report made under AS 18.80.150 .

(b) In addition to other powers and duties prescribed by this chapter, the commission may

(1) delegate to the executive director all powers and duties given it by this chapter except the duties and powers given it by AS 18.80.120 and 18.80.130;

(2) call upon the departments and agencies of the state, with the approval of the governor, for cooperation and assistance in carrying out this chapter;

(3) hold hearings under AS 18.80.120 ;

(4) establish the amount and manner of payment of fees for educational services, information, and materials that the commission provides to public and private organizations and other persons.

(c) A commissioner or an employee authorized by the commission may administer oaths, certify to all official acts, and issue subpoenas, subpoenas duces tecum, and other process to compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of testimony, records, papers, accounts, and documents in any inquiry, investigation, hearing, or proceeding before the commission in the state. The commission, a commissioner, or an employee authorized by the commission may petition a court of this state to enforce its subpoenas, subpoenas duces tecum, and other process.

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