2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 25. Trust funds and their management.
25.156 Powers and duties of members of the board.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 25.156 (2017)

25.156 Powers and duties of members of the board.

(1) The members of the board shall be the governing body of the board and shall promulgate rules and formulate policies considered necessary and appropriate to carry out its functions.

(2) The board shall employ an executive director, who shall serve outside the classified service. The executive director shall be qualified by training and prior experience to manage, administer and direct the investment of funds. The board shall fix the compensation of the executive director and may award bonus compensation.

(2m) The board shall employ an internal auditor, who shall serve outside the classified service. The board shall fix the compensation of the internal auditor.

(3) The members of the board shall appoint an investment director or the executive assistant to the executive director, internal auditor, chief investment officer, chief financial officer, chief legal counsel or chief risk officer to act as assistant director, except that until the appointment is made by the members of the board, the executive director may temporarily designate the assistant director.

(4) The members of the board shall promulgate rules restricting the executive director, executive assistant to the executive director, internal auditor, chief investment officer, chief financial officer, chief legal counsel, chief risk officer, investment directors and employees from having financial interest, directly or indirectly, in firms or corporations providing services to the department and governing the receipt of gifts or favors therefrom, and also governing personal investments of all employees including the executive director, executive assistant to the executive director, internal auditor, chief investment officer, chief financial officer, chief legal counsel, chief risk officer and investment directors to prevent conflicts of interest.

(5) The members of the board shall be the trustees of the state investment fund.

(8) The board shall keep full minutes of its proceedings.

(9) The chairperson of the board shall appear at least annually before any committee established in the senate, whose jurisdiction includes financial institutions, if that committee so requests.

History: 1979 c. 110; 1985 a. 332 s. 251 (1), (6); 1987 a. 399; 1991 a. 39; 1995 a. 274; 1997 a. 27, 35; 1999 a. 9, 83, 186.

The board lacks authority to place one of its members or employees on the board of directors of a private corporation. 75 Atty. Gen. 213.

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