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2019 SPRS Election

Seeking Applicants from SPRS for 2019 Election to the Board of Trustees of Kentucky Retirement Systems

Request for Nominations

KRS 61.645 provides that one Trustees shall be elected by the members of the State Police Retirement Systems (SPRS) for a four year term. The next election for Trustees from SPRS will be held in early 2019 for the term beginning April 1, 2019 and ending March 31, 2023. Kentucky Retirement Systems is seeking applications from members of SPRS interested in serving as a Trustee.


Eligibility Requirements for SPRS Trustee

Applicants must be an active, inactive, or retired member of SPRS. Applicants cannot be current or former employees of Kentucky Retirement Systems and cannot hold an office or position that is constitutionally incompatible with the position of Trustee. A person who has served three consecutive terms on the board is ineligible to apply unless there has been at least four years since his or her last term ended.


Application Process

An applicant must submit a completed application, a detailed résumé, and a signed release for a criminal background check to be performed by Kentucky State Police. You may obtain the application on our website, kyret.ky.gov. You may obtain the release form for a criminal background check by Kentucky State Police at http://kentuckystatepolice.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/employment_rev11_10.pdf.

The Kentucky State Police web link is also available on our website. If you wish to receive these forms by mail, you may contact Kristen Coffey at 502-696-8453 (800-928-4646 ext. 8453).

Your application, résumé, and signed release for criminal background check must be received at the office of Kentucky Retirement Systems by close of business on July 31, 2018. Please mail your application, résumé, and signed release for criminal background check to:

Kristen Coffey
Division of Internal Audit
Kentucky Retirement Systems
1260 Louisville Road
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

The Board of Trustees (Board) will nominate up to three applicants as candidates to be a Trustee at the quarterly board meeting currently scheduled for September 13, 2018.

Note: Applications, résumés, and releases for background checks received after July 31, 2018, will not be considered for nomination by the Board at the quarterly meeting in September.

Meeting for Individuals Submitting a Résumé

An informational meeting will be held in August 2018 for all individuals who submit the required documentation to the Board for nomination. The purpose of the meeting will be to acquaint individuals with the election process and to review the administration of Kentucky Retirement Systems.


Nominations by the Membership

Individuals may also be placed on the election ballot by submitting a petition from the SPRS membership. Per Kentucky Revised Statute 61.645, the petition must contain the name, last four digits of social security number, and signature of no less than 1/10th of the number of members voting in the last election. Based upon 2015 election results, the petition would require a minimum of 85 (1/10th of 851 qualified votes) names, last four digits of social security numbers, and signatures from the current SPRS membership. Petitions to be included on the SPRS election ballot must be submitted to the Division of Internal Audit no later than November 30, 2018. Petitions should be mailed to Kristen Coffey at the address above.


Election Timetable

July 31, 2018 -  Due date for receipt of application, résumés, and release for background check for Board nomination.

August 2018 - Informational meeting for individuals submitting a résumé.

September 13, 2018 - Quarterly Board Meeting. The Board may nominate up to three candidates to be placed on the election  ballot for the SPRS positions on the Board of Trustees.

November 30, 2018 - Last day to file a petition to be placed on the election ballot.

December 31, 2018 - Ballots prepared.

January 19, 2019 - Ballots mailed to SPRS membership.

March 1, 2019 - Date by which ballot must be postmarked.

March 15, 2019 - Ballots tabulated.

April 1, 2019 - Ballots tabulated.


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