Alaska Statutes.
Title 14. Education, Libraries, and Museums
Chapter 25. Teachers' Retirement
Section 4. Powers and Duties of the Administrator.
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AS 14.25.004. Powers and Duties of the Administrator.

(a) The administrator shall

(1) establish and maintain an adequate system of accounts;

(2) transmit the funds deposited in the system to the retirement fund established and maintained by the Alaska Retirement Management Board;

(3) approve or disapprove claims for retirement benefits;

(4) make payments for the various purposes specified;

(5) submit periodic reports or statements of account that are needed;

(6) issue a statement of account to an employee not less than once each year showing the amount of the employee's contributions to the applicable plan in the system;

(7) formulate and recommend to the commissioner of administration regulations to govern the operation of the system;

(8) as soon as possible after the close of each fiscal year, and not later than six months after the close of each fiscal year, send to the governor and the legislature an annual statement on the operations of each of the plans in the system containing

(A) a balance sheet;

(B) a statement of income and expenditures for the previous fiscal year;

(C) a report on valuation of trust fund assets;

(D) a summary of assets held in the trust fund listed by the categories of investment, as provided by the Alaska Retirement Management Board;

(E) other statistical financial data that are necessary for proper understanding of the financial condition of the system as a whole and each plan in the system and the result of its operations;

(9) engage an independent certified public accountant to conduct an annual audit of each plan's accounts and the annual report of the system's financial condition and activity;

(10) report to the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee concerning the condition and administration of each plan and distribute the report to the members of each plan in the system;

(11) publish an information handbook for each plan in the system at intervals that the administrator considers appropriate;

(12) meet at least annually with the board to review the condition and management of the retirement systems and to review significant changes to policies, regulations, or benefits; and

(13) do whatever else may be necessary to carry out the purposes of each plan in the system.

(b) The administrator is authorized to charge fees necessary to members' accounts to cover the ongoing cost of operating each plan in the system.

(c) The administrator is authorized to contract with public and private entities to provide record keeping, benefits payments, and other functions necessary for the administration of each plan in the system.

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