By and with the consent and approval of the commissioner, the board shall appoint such examiners as are necessary to hear appeals from determinations of deputies, and such other personnel as is necessary for the proper conduct of a system of administrative review of disputed claims. Subject to the provisions of the merit system and with the consent and approval of the commissioner, the board shall prescribe the qualifications of, fix the compensation of, and remove the employees of the board. No person who is identified with the interests of either employers or employees shall be appointed examiner.
The administrative expense of the board of review shall be paid from the administration fund. The board, with the assistance of the fiscal officer of the department, shall prepare and submit to the commissioner the budget of the board of review.
The chairman of the board shall fix the time and place for hearing appeals and shall assign such hearings to members of the board, appeal tribunals, or the full board, as the case may require, subject, however, to the provisions of article seven of this chapter.