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​​Seeking Applicants from SPRS for 2023 Election to the KRS Board of Trustees 

Kentucky Revised Statute 61.645 provides that one Trustee shall be elected by the eligible members of the State Police Retirement System (SPRS) for a four-year term. The next election for Trustees from SPRS will be held in early 2023 for the term beginning April 1, 2023. The KRS Board of Trustees is seeking applications from members of SPRS interested in serving as a Trustee. 

Eligibility Requirements for Elected Trustees

Applicants must be an active, inactive, or retired member of SPRS. Applicants cannot be current or former employees of the County Employees Retirement System (CERS), Kentucky Retirement Systems (KRS), or Kentucky Public Pensions Authority (KPPA). 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. Applicants cannot hold an office or position that is constitutionally incompatible with the position of Trustee. Application information will be forwarded to the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General to determine whether any constitutional incompatibility exists. If a constitutional incompatibility exists, the individual and the KRS Board shall be notified.

Application Process

An applicant must submit the following items:

  1. Completed application,
  2. Cover letter,
  3. Detailed résumé,
  4. 5x7 color photo to be used on the ballot, and
  5. Signed release for a criminal background check to be performed by Kentucky State Police. KRS will cover the cost of the background check.

If you wish to receive these forms by mail, please submit a request to trustee.election@kyret.ky.gov.

The Trustee application can be completed and submitted online from the KPPA website, utilizing DocuSign. The cover letter, résumé, and picture can be submitted via email to trustee.election@kyret.ky.gov. At this time, the signed release for criminal background check must be submitted to the address below. All required documents must be received by close of business on July 31, 2022:

Kentucky Public Pensions Authority
ATTENTION: Division of Internal Audit
1260 Louisville Road
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

The KRS Board will nominate candidates to be a Trustee at the first quarterly board meeting after the deadline to submit documents is passed. Note: applications, cover letters, résumés, and releases for background checks received after July 31 will not be considered for nomination by the KRS Board. 

Meeting for Individuals Submitting a Résumé

An informational meeting will be held in August 2022 for all individuals who submit the required documentation for nomination by the Board. The purpose of the meeting will be to provide applicants with an overview of the administration of KPPA, expectations of KRS Board Members, and the election process. 

Petition Process

Once the candidates nominated by the KRS Board are announced, additional individuals may 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 260 members (1/10 of the number of members voting in the last SPRS election). Individuals seeking nomination by petition must also submit a completed application, cover letter, detailed résumé, picture and signed release for a criminal background check to be performed by Kentucky State Police. These documents do not need to be submitted if they were provided earlier during the current election process. Petition and all other documentations must be submitted to the Division of Internal Audit no later than November 30, 2022.

Election Timetable

July 31, 2022
Due date for receipt of application, cover letter, résumés, pictures, and release for background check for Board nomination.

A​ugust 2022
Informational meeting for individuals submitting an information required to be nominated by the Board.

September 2022
The KRS Board will nominate candidates to be placed on the election ballot.

November 30, 2022
Last day to file a petition to be placed on the election ballot.

November 30, 2022Last day to request a paper ballot.
January 20, 2023
Ballots made available/mailed to membership.

March 1, 2023Date by which electronic votes must be cast or paper ballot must be postmarked.

March 15, 2023
Ballots tabulated.

April 1, 2023Winners of election begin term of office.​



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