97B.4  Administration of system--powers and duties--immunity.

The department, through the chief investment officer and chief benefits officer, shall administer this chapter. The department may adopt, amend, or rescind rules, employ persons, execute contracts with outside parties, make expenditures, require reports, make investigations, and take other action it deems necessary for the administration of the system in conformity with the requirements of this chapter, the applicable provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, and all other applicable federal and state laws. The rules shall be effective upon compliance with chapter 17A. Not later than the fifteenth day of December of each year, the department shall submit to the governor a report covering the administration and operation of this chapter during the preceding fiscal year and shall make recommendations for amendments to this chapter. The report shall include a balance sheet of the moneys in the Iowa public employees' retirement fund.

In the administration of the investment of moneys in the fund, employees of the department and members of the board may travel outside the state for the purpose of meeting with investment firms and consultants and attending conferences and meetings to fulfill their fiduciary responsibilities. This travel is not subject to section 421.38, subsection 2.

The department, members of the investment board, and the treasurer of state are not personally liable for actions or omissions under this chapter that do not involve malicious or wanton misconduct even if those actions or omissions violate the standards established in section 97B.7.

Section History: Early form

  [C46, 50, § 97.4, 97.23; C54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 97B.4]

Section History: Recent form

  86 Acts, ch 1245, § 251; 88 Acts, ch 1242, § 9, 10; 92 Acts, ch 1201, §7; 96 Acts, ch 1187, §1

Internal References

  Referred to in § 97B.7, 421.38

Previous Section 97B.3

Next Section 97B.5

Return To Home index

© 2001 Cornell College and League of Women Voters of Iowa

Comments about this site or page? webmaster@legis.iowa.gov.
Please remember that the person listed above does not vote on bills. Direct all comments concerning legislation to State Legislators.

Last update: Mon Jan 22 17:13:42 CST 2001
URL: /DOCS/IACODE/2001/97B/4.html