(1) If, under section 15—
(a) the Department Head admits in writing the truth of the charges; or
(b) the Board of Inquiry reports that it is satisfied on the balance of probabilities as to the truth of the charges—
the Governor in Council may according to the nature of the conduct—
(c) dismiss the Department Head; or
(d) reduce the Department Head to a lower classification of Parliamentary officer; or
(e) reduce the Department Head's remuneration; or
(f) deprive the Department Head of the whole or any part of any future annual increment; or
(g) deprive the Department Head of any part of his or her leave of absence.
(2) Unless the Governor in Council otherwise orders, a Department Head who is dismissed under this section forfeits all remuneration payable to him or her during any period of suspension under section 14 preceding that dismissal.
(3) A suspension imposed under section 14 must be immediately removed by the Governor in Council if the Board of Inquiry reports that it is not satisfied on the balance of probabilities as to the truth of the charges giving rise to the suspension.