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40 ILCS 5/22C-118

    (40 ILCS 5/22C-118)
    Sec. 22C-118. Operation and administration of the Fund.
    (a) The operation and administration of the Fund shall be managed by an executive director. No later than 2 months after the transition board is appointed or as soon thereafter as may be practicable, the transition board shall appoint an interim executive director who shall serve until a permanent executive director is appointed by the board, with such appointment to be made no later than 6 months after the end of the transition period. The executive director shall act subject to and under the supervision of the board and the board shall fix the compensation of the executive director.
    (b) The board may appoint one or more custodians to facilitate the transfer of pension fund assets during the transition period, and subsequently to provide custodial and related fiduciary services on behalf of the board, and enter into contracts for such services. The board may also appoint external legal counsel and an independent auditing firm and may appoint investment advisors and other consultants as it determines to be appropriate and enter into contracts for such services. With approval of the board, the executive director may retain such other consultants, advisors, fiduciaries, and service providers as may be desirable and enter into contracts for such services.
    (c) The board shall separately calculate account balances for each participating pension fund. The operations and financial condition of each participating pension fund account shall not affect the account balance of any other participating pension fund. Further, investment returns earned by the Fund shall be allocated and distributed pro rata among each participating pension fund account in accordance with the value of the pension fund assets attributable to each fund.
    (d) With approval of the board, the executive director may employ such personnel, professional or clerical, as may be desirable and fix their compensation. The appointment and compensation of the personnel, including the executive director, shall not be subject to the Personnel Code.
    (e) The board shall annually adopt a budget to support its operations and administration. The board shall apply moneys derived from the pension fund assets transferred and under its control to pay the costs and expenses incurred in the operation and administration of the Fund. The board shall from time to time transfer moneys and other assets to the participating pension funds as required for the participating pension funds to pay expenses, benefits, and other required payments to beneficiaries in the amounts and at the times prescribed in this Code.
    (f) The board may exercise any of the powers granted to boards of trustees of pension funds under Sections 1-107 and 1-108 of this Code and may by resolution provide for the indemnification of its members and any of its officers, advisors, or employees in a manner consistent with those Sections.
    (g) An office for meetings of the board and for its administrative personnel shall be established at any suitable place within the State as may be selected by the board. All books and records of the board shall be kept in such office.
    (h) The board shall contract for a blanket fidelity bond in the penal sum of not less than $1,000,000 to cover members of the board of trustees, the executive director, and all other employees of the board, conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties of their respective offices, the premium on which shall be paid by the board.
(Source: P.A. 101-610, eff. 1-1-20.)