Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees of the Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System is the general administrator and has the responsibility for the proper operation of the Retirement System.
The State Treasurer serves as Chair. In addition to the Treasurer, the Board consists of twelve other members: the Superintendent of Public Instruction, and nine members to be appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. Of those nine members, the following qualifications apply, (1) a member of the teaching profession of the State, (2) a representative of higher education, (3) a retired teacher drawing a retirement allowance, (4) a retired State employee who is drawing a retirement allowance, (5) a general State employee, (6) a law-enforcement officer employed by the State, (7) an active or retired member of the NC National Guard, and (8 &9) two people who are not members of the teaching profession or State employees. The final two members shall be appointed by the General Assembly, one of whom is recommended by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, and the remaining upon the recommendation of the Speaker of the House, neither of these members may be active or retired teachers, State employees, or employees of a unit of local government. N.C.G.S. 135-6.