19-17-107. Employment of actuary -- annual investigation. (1) The board shall retain a competent actuary who is an enrolled member of the American academy of actuaries and who is familiar with public pension systems. The actuary is the technical adviser to the board on matters regarding the actuarial funding of the pension trust fund.
(2) The board shall require the actuary to make an annual actuarial valuation of the assets and liabilities of the pension trust fund. The actuarial valuation must include the sufficiency of the fund to pay full and partial benefits to members and benefit recipients and must include recommendations for any changes that should be made to those benefits or the contributions to the pension trust fund to ensure the actuarial soundness of the pension trust fund.
(3) The board shall require the actuary to conduct periodic actuarial experience studies of the pension trust fund and to recommend any changes in actuarial assumptions or tables based upon the studies.