145.06 Vacancies.

(A) Except as provided in division (D) of this section, if a vacancy occurs in the term of any employee member of the public employees retirement board, the remaining members of the board shall elect a successor employee member from the employee group lacking representation because of the vacancy. On certification of the election results in accordance with rules adopted under section 145.058 of the Revised Code, the successor employee member shall hold office until the first day of the new term that follows the next board election that occurs not less than ninety days after the successor employee member's election.

Any employee member of the board who fails to attend the meetings of the board for three months or longer, without valid excuse, shall be considered as having resigned, and the board shall declare the employee member's office vacated as of the date of the adoption of a proper resolution.

If as a result of changed circumstances an employee member of the board is no longer employed in the employee group that corresponds with the employee group that elected the member, the employee member's office shall be considered vacant, and a successor employee member shall be chosen in the manner specified in this division.

(B) Except as provided in division (D) of this section, if a vacancy occurs during the term of office of a retirant member of the board, the remaining members of the board shall elect a successor retirant member who shall be a former member of the public employees retirement system who is eligible for election under section 145.04 of the Revised Code as a retirant member of the board. On certification of the election results in accordance with rules adopted under section 145.058 of the Revised Code, the successor retirant member shall hold office until the first day of the new term that follows the next board election that occurs not less than ninety days after the successor retirant member's election.

If a retirant member of the board fails to attend the meetings of the board for three months or longer, without valid excuse, the retirant member shall be considered as having resigned, and the board shall declare the member's office vacated as of the date of the adoption of a proper resolution.

If as a result of changed circumstances a retirant member would no longer qualify for membership on the board as the retirant member, the retirant member's office shall be considered vacant, and a successor retirant member shall be chosen in the manner specified in this division.

(C) Elections under this section to fill a vacancy on the board shall be conducted in accordance with rules adopted under section 145.058 of the Revised Code.

(D) A successor member need not be elected under division (A) or (B) of this section for a vacancy that occurs on or after the first day of October of the year in which the vacated term ends.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.148, SB 343, §1, eff. 1/7/2013.

Effective Date: 09-21-2000; 09-15-2004; 08-04-2005; 04-06-2007