ORDER OF SUSPENSION AND NOTICE OF HEARING
Having determined that such action is necessary for the betterment of the public service, I, Joseph P. Teasdale, Governor of the State of Missouri, do hereby order Francis H. Welch suspended with full pay and benefits from the office of Administrative Hearing Commissioner. This order is effective immediately.
Within forty-five days of the date of this order, a hearing shall be held to hear evidence on the question of removal of Francis H. Welch from said office. Said hearing shall be conducted by the Personnel Advisory Board of the Office of Administration and shall be conducted by the Board in accordance with the rules of the Board regarding discipline proceedings. The Director of the Department of Consumer Affairs, Regulation and Licensing is granted until May 9, 1980, to file a formal statement of justification for removal. Respondent is granted fifteen days thereafter to file an answer. The Board shall hear evidence on the issue and recommend whether or not the removal of Francis H. Welch from the office of Administrative Hearing Commissioner is necessary for the betterment of the public service.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Missouri in Jefferson City this 5th day of May, 1980.
[Joseph P. Teasdale's signature]
[James C. Kirkpatrick's signature]
SECRETARY OF STATE