(b) The responsibility for implementing the deferred compensation plan for employees of a public employer is delegated to the county commission of a county, the governing body of a municipality, as that term is defined in section two, article one, chapter eight of this code, and, in the case of any other political subdivision, the board, commission or other similar body responsible for determining the policy of such political subdivision. A county commission or a governing body of another public employer may request the Treasurer authorize its employees to participate in the state plan instead of implementing its own plan.
(c) If the governing body has adopted more than one plan, an employee electing to participate shall also elect the plan or plans in which he or she desires to participate. When a public employer has not implemented a plan, its employees may participate in the state plan.
(d) Payroll reductions shall be remitted as specified by the state employer or public employer for deposit in the trust, in each instance, by the appropriate payroll officer. The board of trustees, the Treasurer or appropriately designated local officer, board or committee of deferred compensation plan may contract with one or more vendors to provide consolidated billing and all or any other goods and services needed for a plan.
(e) Plans shall operate without cost to or contribution from the state employer or public employer except for the incidental expense of administering the payroll salary reductions and the remittance thereof.
(f) The state employer and the public employers may charge fees on plan contributions, total assets, total return or other selected method as necessary to provide for the administrative expenses of a plan.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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