NOTICE OF ELECTION FOR A SEAT ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM OF THE STATE OF HAWAII

An election will be conducted for one seat on the Board of Trustees of the Employees’ Retirement System of the State of Hawaii (the Retirement System), pursuant to Section 88-24, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and Chapter 6-24, Hawaii Administrative Rules. The one seat is for a general employee. The term for the seat is for six years, beginning January 2, 2018.

GENERAL EMPLOYEE

A general employee is any member of the Retirement System who is classified as a general employee. The term "general employee" includes police officers and firefighters but does not include teachers, educational officers, or faculty and instructors of the University of Hawaii. A general employee organization is an organization classified as an employee organization under Section 89-2, Hawaii Revised Statues, comprised principally of members who are general employees.

NOMINATIONS

Candidates for the general employee seat may be proposed by general employee organizations. Lists of proposed candidates submitted by general employee organizations or by employee organizations should be submitted with the resume of the qualifications of each candidate. The resume of each candidate may not contain more than one hundred words, including the name of the candidate.

A general employee who has not been proposed as a candidate by a general employee organization or by an employee organization, as applicable, may have his or her name placed on the ballot by submitting a petition complying with section 6-24-3, Hawaii Administrative Rules, the Board of Trustees, together with a resume of the qualifications of the candidate. The resume may not contain more than one hundred words, including the name of the candidate.

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS

List of candidates proposed by general employee organizations or by employee organizations, with resumes of the candidates, and the petition of any other candidate, with the candidate’s resume must be received by the Retirement System at its Honolulu office no later than 4:30 p.m. on August 18, 2017.

Copies of the election rules and the petition form may be obtained from the Employees’ Retirement System of the State of Hawaii, 201 Merchant Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813.

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