Art. 26a

Reappointment and termination of the term of office

1 The Commissioner’s term of office may be extended twice.
1bis This term of office shall be extended automatically unless the Federal Council has issued an order based on materially adequate grounds that the term of office should not be extended.
2 The Commissioner may request the Federal Council to be discharged from office at the end of any month subject to six months advance notice.
3 The Federal Council may dismiss the Commissioner from office before the expiry of his term of office if he:
a. wilfully or through gross negligence seriously violates his duties of office; or
b. he is permanently unable to fulfil his duties of office.