Committees serve particular, distinct functions on behalf of the County Employees Retirement System (CERS) and Kentucky Retirement Systems (KRS). KRS oversees the Kentucky Employees Retirement System (KERS) and the State Police Retirement System (SPRS).
For more information about CERS and KRS, visit the
For links to committee meeting agendas, materials, minutes, and archived videos of committee meetings, visit the
Meeting Calendar page.
See below for committee descriptions and links to individual committee pages.
Note: The various boards and committees of KPPA, CERS, and KRS are taking shape during this transition period. Once they are set, we will fully update all trustee, board and committee pages, along with trustee biographies.
Administrative Appeals and Disability Appeals Committees
Consistent with the provisions of Kentucky Revised Statutes Chapter 13B, two Administrative Appeals Committees and two Disability Appeals Committees meet to act in matters of administrative appeals. The Committees ensure that the retirement laws are administered impartially and uniformly, that the actions of the retirement system resulting in an appeal were correct and fair under the applicable statutes and regulations, and that all members who apply for disability retirement benefits – and who qualify under the applicable statutes, are approved for benefits.
The Joint CERS-KRS Audit Committee acts on behalf of the CERS and KRS Boards of Trustees in fulfilling their oversight responsibilities for the financial reporting processes, and the processes for monitoring compliance with laws, regulations, and the code of conduct.
Audit Committee page.
The separate Investment Committees for the County Employees Retirement System (CERS) and Kentucky Retirement Systems (KRS) act on behalf of their respective Boards of Trustees on investment related matters to assure the prudent investment of the Systems' assets to achieve the long-term funding goals established in the Boards' Statements of Investment Policy.
CERS Investment Committee page.
KRS Investment Committee page.
Retiree Health Plan Committee
The Joint CERS-KRS Retiree Health Plan Committee assists the Boards of Trustees in providing group hospital and medical insurance plans for present and future recipients of retirement allowances from the County Employees Retirement System, the Kentucky Employees Retirement System, and the State Police Retirement System, as required by Kentucky Revised Statutes 61.702.
Retiree Health Plan Committee page.
CERS Finance Committee
The CERS Finance Committee acts on behalf of the CERS Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities for the financial reporting process, the system of internal control, the internal and external audit processes, and the process for monitoring compliance with laws, regulations, and the applicable codes of conduct. The Committee has the authority to review reports by the KPPA Internal Audit Administration and to recommend appropriate policies and procedures to KPPA, review interim financial reports and budget-to-actual comparisons for administrative budgets, request internal audits to analyze specific issues relevant to CERS plan management, and review the CERS biennial administrative budget and necessary budget amendments.
CERS Finance Committee page.
CERS Actuarial Committee
The CERS Actuarial Committee is a standing committee of the CERS Board. It reviews and evaluates actuarial assumptions, funding methods, and tables proposed by the actuary for each plan within CERS. These affect the determination of the actuarial valuation of assets and liabilities, factors that apply to amounts payable to members, and the actuarially recommended contribution rate for employers. The Actuarial Committee meets semi-annually, with authority to convene additional meetings as circumstances require.
CERS Actuarial Committee page.
KRS Actuarial Subcommittee
The KRS Actuarial Subcommittee is a subcommittee of the KRS Investment Committee. The subcommittee reviews and evaluates actuarial assumptions, funding methods, and tables proposed by the actuary for each plan within the respective Systems. These affect the determination of the actuarial valuation of assets and liabilities, factors that apply to amounts payable to members, and the actuarially recommended contribution rate for employers. The The KRS Actuarial Subcommittee meets as necessary upon the call of the Chair of the Subcommittee. The Subcommittee reports its findings and recommendations to the KRS Investment Committee and, upon review and approval, the Investment Committee forward the recommendations to the full KRS Board of Trustees for ratification.
KRS Actuarial Subcommittee page.
CERS Ad Hoc Personnel Committee
The CERS Ad Hoc Personnel committee was created to evaluate the CERS CEO and General Counsel. The committee is currently ad hoc, but has been proposed as a regular standing committee, subject to CERS Board approval.
Visit the CERS Ad Hoc Personnel Committee page.