4121.129 Audit, actuarial, and investment committees.

(A) There is hereby created the workers' compensation audit committee consisting of at least three members. One member shall be the member of the bureau of workers' compensation board of directors who is a certified public accountant. The board, by majority vote, shall appoint two additional members of the board to serve on the audit committee and may appoint additional members who are not board members, as the board determines necessary. Members of the audit committee serve at the pleasure of the board, and the board, by majority vote, may remove any member except the member of the committee who is the certified public accountant member of the board. The board, by majority vote, shall determine how often the audit committee shall meet and report to the board. If the audit committee meets on the same day as the board holds a meeting, no member shall be compensated for more than one meeting held on that day. The audit committee shall do all of the following:

(1) Recommend to the board an accounting firm to perform the annual audits required under section 4123.47 of the Revised Code;

(2) Recommend an auditing firm for the board to use when conducting audits under section 4121.125 of the Revised Code;

(3) Review the results of each annual audit and management review and, if any problems exist, assess the appropriate course of action to correct those problems and develop an action plan to correct those problems;

(4) Monitor the implementation of any action plans created pursuant to division (A)(3) of this section;

(5) Review all internal audit reports on a regular basis.

(B) There is hereby created the workers' compensation actuarial committee consisting of at least three members. One member shall be the member of the board who is an actuary. The board, by majority vote, shall appoint two additional members of the board to serve on the actuarial committee and may appoint additional members who are not board members, as the board determines necessary. Members of the actuarial committee serve at the pleasure of the board and the board, by majority vote, may remove any member except the member of the committee who is the actuary member of the board. The board, by majority vote, shall determine how often the actuarial committee shall meet and report to the board. If the actuarial committee meets on the same day as the board holds a meeting, no member shall be compensated for more than one meeting held on that day. The actuarial committee shall do both of the following:

(1) Recommend actuarial consultants for the board to use for the funds specified in this chapter and Chapters 4123., 4127., and 4131. of the Revised Code;

(2) Review calculations on rate schedules and performance prepared by the actuarial consultants with whom the board enters into a contract.

(C)

(1) There is hereby created the workers' compensation investment committee consisting of at least four members. Two of the members shall be the members of the board who serve as the investment and securities experts on the board. The board, by majority vote, shall appoint two additional members of the board to serve on the investment committee and may appoint additional members who are not board members. Each additional member the board appoints shall have at least one of the following qualifications:

(a) Experience managing another state's pension funds or workers' compensation funds;

(b) Expertise that the board determines is needed to make investment decisions.

Members of the investment committee serve at the pleasure of the board and the board, by majority vote, may remove any member except the members of the committee who are the investment and securities expert members of the board. The board, by majority vote, shall determine how often the investment committee shall meet and report to the board. If the investment committee meets on the same day as the board holds a meeting, no member shall be compensated for more than one meeting held on that day.

(2) The investment committee shall do all of the following:

(a) Develop the investment policy for the administration of the investment program for the funds specified in this chapter and Chapters 4123., 4127., and 4131. of the Revised Code in accordance with the requirements specified in section 4123.442 of the Revised Code;

(b) Submit the investment policy developed pursuant to division (C)(2)(a) of this section to the board for approval;

(c) Monitor implementation by the administrator of workers' compensation and the bureau of workers' compensation chief investment officer of the investment policy approved by the board;

(d) Recommend outside investment counsel with whom the board may contract to assist the investment committee in fulfilling its duties;

(e) Review the performance of the bureau of workers' compensation chief investment officer and any investment consultants retained by the administrator to assure that the investments of the assets of the funds specified in this chapter and Chapters 4123., 4127., and 4131. of the Revised Code are made in accordance with the investment policy approved by the board and that the best possible return on investment is achieved.

Effective Date: 2007 HB100 08-11-2007