4.0111 Powers of Governor-Appointment and confirmation.
(a) The elective office of the Governor of American Samoa is created. The Governor is responsible for the faithful execution of the laws. The Governor has powers and duties and responsibilities as delegated to him from time to time by the President of the United States or his designee, those portions of the U.S. Constitution applicable to American Samoa, the U.S. law applicable to American Samoa, the Revised Constitution of American Samoa, the American Samoa Code and by the direction of his own executive rules.
(b) The Governor has general supervision and control of all departments, offices, divisions, bureaus, agencies or instrumentalities of the executive branch of the government.History: 1977, PL 15-23 § 1.
Because the Governor has general supervision and control of all executive departments, agencies and instrumentalities of the Government, personnel decisions are subject to his direction as long as his actions are in accordance with applicable territorial and federal laws and rules. Rev. Const. Am. Samoa. Art. II § 7; A.S.C.A. § 7.0110; A.S.C.A. §§ 4.0102, 4.0111(b). Sala v. American Samoa Government, 21 A.S.R.2d 14 (1992).