Alaska Statutes.
Title 37. Public Finance
Chapter 10. Public Funds
Section 210. Alaska Retirement Management Board.
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AS 37.10.210. Alaska Retirement Management Board.

(a) The Alaska Retirement Management Board is established in the Department of Revenue. The board's primary mission is to serve as the trustee of the assets of the state's retirement systems, the State of Alaska Supplemental Annuity Plan, and the deferred compensation program for state employees, and the Alaska retiree health care trusts established under AS 39.30.097 . Consistent with standards of prudence, the board has the fiduciary obligation to manage and invest these assets in a manner that is sufficient to meet the liabilities and pension obligations of the systems, plan, program, and trusts. The board may, with the approval of the commissioner of revenue and upon agreement with the responsible fiduciary, manage and invest other state funds so long as the activity does not interfere with the board's primary mission. In making investments, the board shall exercise the powers and duties of a fiduciary of a state fund under AS 37.10.071 .

(b) The Alaska Retirement Management Board consists of nine trustees, as follows:

(1) two members, consisting of the commissioner of administration and the commissioner of revenue;

(2) seven trustees appointed by the governor who meet the eligibility requirements for an Alaska permanent fund dividend and who are professionally credentialed or have recognized competence in investment management, finance, banking, economics, accounting, pension administration, or actuarial analysis as follows:

(A) two trustees who are members of the general public; the trustees appointed under this subparagraph may not hold another state office, position, or employment and may not be members or beneficiaries of a retirement system managed by the board;

(B) one trustee who is employed as a finance officer for a political subdivision participating in either the public employees' retirement system or the teachers' retirement system;

(C) two trustees who are members of the public employees' retirement system, selected from a list of four nominees submitted from among the public employees' retirement system bargaining units;

(D) two trustees who are members of the teachers' retirement system selected from a list of four nominees submitted from among the teachers' retirement system bargaining units;

(E) the lists of the nominees shall be submitted to the governor under (C) and (D) of this paragraph within the time period specified in regulations adopted under AS 37.10.240 (a).

(c) The trustees, other than the two commissioners, shall serve for staggered terms of four years and may be reappointed to the board.

(d) The governor may, by written notice to the trustee, remove an appointed trustee for cause. After an appointed trustee receives written notice of removal, the trustee may not participate in board business and may not be counted for purposes of establishing a quorum.

(e) A vacancy on the board of trustees shall be promptly filled. A person filling a vacancy holds office for the balance of the unexpired term of the person's predecessor. A vacancy on the board does not impair the authority of a quorum of the board to exercise all the powers and perform all the duties of the board.

(f) Five trustees constitute a quorum for the transaction of business and the exercise of the powers and duties of the board.

(g) A trustee may not designate another person to serve on the board in the absence of the trustee.

(h) The board shall provide annual training to its members on the duties and powers of a fiduciary of a state fund and other training as necessary to keep the members of the board educated about pension management and investment.

(i) The board shall elect a trustee to serve as chair and a trustee to serve as vice-chair for one-year terms. A trustee may be reelected to serve additional terms as chair or vice-chair.

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