(A) Pursuant to section 3309.14 of the Revised Code, payment of employee bonuses are subject to the guidelines established by the school employees retirement board as reflected in the investment department incentive plan. The plan shall be reviewed and approved on an annual basis by the board, and may be interpreted, amended, rescinded, and/or terminated at any time in the board's discretion, provided, however, that no such action by the board will be given effect if it is inconsistent with the requirements of section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. The plan shall establish target incentive awards weighted against performance components, focusing on the school employees retirement system's actual relative investment performance compared with external benchmarks and portfolio management objectives. Any and all material modifications to the plan, including, but not limited to, those related to the assignment of target incentive awards, identification of performance measures and standards, and determination of plan payouts and actual payouts, requires the board's prior approval.
(B) Participation in the plan is limited to certain school employees retirement system full-time investment professionals. Participation in the plan in any one year does not confer the right to participate in the plan in the current or any other year and does not confer the right to continued employment.