Appointment of members to serve on the Board is the function of a Minister of the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis who has responsibility to Cabinet and to Parliament for matters pertaining to Social Security in the Federation.
For administrative purposes, the Board is to be comprised of a membership of not less than six, but not more than twelve persons at any given point in time. Its composition must include two members representing employers and two members representing employees. By implication, the government can secure its representation by way of the other members appointed. Over time, Ministers have observed the de facto practice of appointing at least one member to represent the Nevis Island Government.
One of the members is appointed by the Minister to serve as Chairman of the Board. Another member is also appointed as Deputy Chairman. The appointment of each member is for a term of three years with each member being eligible for re-appointment at the discretion of the Minister.