Plan administration agreements
- • costs
(1) A participating local government and the Public Employees Retirement System may enter into a written agreement for the system to provide consolidated billing services, participant enrollment services, participant accounts, data processing, record keeping and other related services that are necessary or appropriate to the administration of the local government deferred compensation plan. The agreement may provide that the services be provided directly by the system or through contracts with other providers.
(2) Agreements under this section must require that the participating local government remain the responsible administrator for the local government deferred compensation plan. The agreement may provide any additional terms and conditions that the system determines necessary for the purposes of offering the services described in subsection (1) of this section to local government deferred compensation plans, including proof of compliance under ORS 243.476 (Compliance with federal requirements). The system may require that participating local governments that enter into agreements with the system under this section have uniform provisions on plan administration and record keeping.
(3) The system may assess a charge, in an amount to be determined by the system, against the total account balances in the Deferred Compensation Fund of all local governments that have entered into service agreements under this section. The charge imposed under this subsection is in addition to any charges that may be assessed against local governments by the system under ORS 243.474 (Investment of local government plan assets through investment program) or deducted by the State Treasurer under ORS 293.718 (Payment of expenses of State Treasurer).
(4) In the event the assessment provided for in subsection (3) of this section is inadequate to meet the administrative expenses incurred by the system for local government deferred compensation plans during a fiscal period, and the expenses are not carried over to another fiscal period pursuant to ORS 243.472 (Costs of plan administration assessed against participants) (2), the excess expenses may be paid by an additional one-time assessment against the account balances in the Deferred Compensation Fund of participating local governments that have entered into service agreements under this section. [1997 c.179 §17]
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