The commission shall elect one of its members to be chairman thereof, and it shall be authorized to employ a secretary and such other assistants and employees as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of sections 2-1201 to 2-1218. Such secretary shall have no other official duties. The secretary shall keep a record of the proceedings of the commission, preserve the books, records and documents entrusted to his care, and perform such other duties as the commission shall prescribe; and the commission shall require the secretary to give bond in such sum as it may fix, conditioned for the faithful performance of his duties. The commission shall be authorized to fix the compensation of its secretary, and also the compensation of its other employees, subject to the approval of the Governor. The commission shall have an office at such place within the state as it may determine, and shall meet at such times and places as it shall find necessary and convenient for the discharge of its duties.