ORS 237.960¹
Transfer of assets and administration of retirement fund

(1) All assets of the previously existing Public Employees Retirement System, as of March 27, 1953, including moneys and securities, accounts receivable, office equipment and all personal property of any description, hereby are transferred to the Public Employees Retirement Board created and established by ORS 237.952 (Public Employees Retirement Board), which board shall have control thereof for the purpose of liquidating the obligations of the Public Employees Retirement System and otherwise applying such assets as herein directed.

(2) During the period of liquidation the board may invest and reinvest moneys, purchase, sell and exchange securities as in its judgment to the best interest of beneficiaries.

(3) The board shall succeed to all the duties and prerogatives of the Public Employees Retirement Board created by chapter 401, Oregon Laws 1945, as amended, in relation to the Public Employees Retirement Fund. Said fund shall be and remain a trust fund for the purpose of liquidating the obligations of the abolished retirement system, and the Public Employees Retirement Board created by ORS 237.952 (Public Employees Retirement Board) hereby is declared to be the trustee of said fund.

(4) From the current service account of the State of Oregon in the Public Employees Retirement Fund there shall be transferred to the Social Security Revolving Account an amount of $60,000 which shall be recovered from the participating employers in the manner prescribed by ORS 237.520 (2003 Edition), and upon recovery shall be repaid to the Public Employees Retirement Board. [1953 c.180 §3; 2005 c.755 §60]

Chapter 237

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority for voluntary pension trust program for public employees not in educa­tion, (1971) Vol 35, p 998; applica­tion of 1971 amend­ments to benefits under this chapter to retired teachers, (1972) Vol 35, p 1243; retroactive credit for employees of the Legislative Assembly for benefits of the Public Employes' Retire­ment System, (1973) Vol 36, p 491; eligibility of Teachers' Retire­ment Fund members for increased retire­ment benefits under 1973 law, (1973) Vol 36, p 687; implied standards for level of funding which must be maintained to achieve "actuarial soundness," (1977) Vol 38, p 880

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 237—Public Employee Retirement Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors237.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 237, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­237ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information