The public employees retirement board shall elect from its membership a chairperson. The board shall appoint an executive director who shall serve as secretary to the
board, an actuary, and other employees as necessary for the transaction of the business
of the public employees retirement system. The compensation of all persons so appointed shall be fixed by the board. Such persons appointed by the board are not employees of the state and are not subject
to Chapter 124. of the Revised Code.
If the board provides health care coverage to employees of the retirement system,
it may permit employees of the Ohio public employees deferred compensation board to
Effective ninety days after September 15, 2004, the board may not employ a state retirement
system investment officer, as defined in section 1707.01 of the Revised Code, who does not hold a valid state retirement system investment officer license issued
by the division of securities in the department of commerce.
Every expense voucher of an employee, officer, or board member of the public employees
retirement system shall itemize all purchases and expenditures.
The board shall perform other functions as required for the proper execution of this
chapter, and may adopt rules in accordance with section 111.15 of the Revised Code for the proper administration and management of this chapter.
The board may take all appropriate action to avoid payment by the system or its members
of federal or state income taxes on contributions to the system or amounts earned
on such contributions.
Notice of proposed rules shall be given to interested parties and rules adopted by
the board shall be published and otherwise made available. When it files a rule with the joint committee on agency rule review pursuant to
section 111.15 of the Revised Code, the board shall submit to the Ohio retirement study council a copy of the full text
of the rule, and if applicable, a copy of the rule summary and fiscal analysis required
by division (B) of section 106.024 of the Revised Code.
The board may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, contract and be contracted
with. All of its business shall be transacted, all of its funds invested, all warrants
for money drawn and payments made, and all of its cash and securities and other property
shall be held in the name of the board, or in the name of its nominee, provided that
nominees are authorized by retirement board resolution for the purpose of facilitating
the ownership and transfer of investments.
If the Ohio retirement study council establishes a uniform format for any report the
board is required to submit to the council, the board shall submit the report in that
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