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The board shall acquire the services of an actuary to:

(a) Perform an actuarial investigation of the demographic and economic experience of the Cash Balance Benefit Program at least once every four years and make recommendations to the board for the adoption of actuarial assumptions for the program that are, in the aggregate, reasonably related to the past experience of the program and the actuary's best estimate of the future experience of the program.

(b) Perform an annual actuarial valuation of the assets and liabilities of the plan with respect to the Cash Balance Benefit Program, using the actuarial assumptions adopted by the board.

(c) Recommend to the board all rates and factors necessary to administer the Cash Balance Benefit Program, including, but not limited to, mortality tables, annuity factors, interest rates, additional earnings credits, and employer contribution rates.

(d) Recommend to the board the goal for maintaining a sufficient Gain and Loss Reserve with respect to the Cash Balance Benefit Program, the amount to be transferred to the Gain and Loss Reserve from investment earnings of the plan each year with respect to the Cash Balance Benefit Program, and a strategy for the amortization of any unfunded actuarial obligation.

(e) Recommend to the board transfers of amounts between the Gain and Loss Reserve and the Annuitant Reserve with respect to the Cash Balance Benefit Program.

(f) Perform any other actuarial services that may be required for the administration of the plan with respect to the Cash Balance Benefit Program, as requested by the board.

(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 965, Sec. 252.)