(a) For the purpose of entering into agreements with the Arkansas Public Employees' Retirement System, the following named officers are authorized and empowered to make the agreement on behalf of their agency or political subdivision:
(1) (A) (i) The board of control of each state institution or agency having a board or the administrative head of each state department.
(ii) The board of control shall have authority to designate an agent to represent the agency over which it has control.
(B) In the case of state agencies which do not have a board of control, the chief administrative officer shall act as the contracting officer for the agency;
(2) The county judge of each county entering into an agreement with the system shall make and enter of record a county court order approving the agreement with the system and shall designate the county clerk as the agent of the county to deal with the system;
(3) The city council of each municipality is authorized to approve the agreement with the system and shall adopt an ordinance designating the city clerk or recorder to represent the municipality; and
(4) The board of directors of each school district shall have authority to approve the agreement with the system and shall designate the county school supervisor or the local superintendent of each school district to deal with the system.
(b) In complying with the provisions of this subchapter, each political subdivision which qualifies to participate in the Social Security plan shall be required as a part of its agreement with the system to designate an agent to represent the political subdivision in all matters affecting the administration of the plan.
(c) All agents provided for under the provisions of this subchapter who represent the state or a local subdivision in connection with the enforcement of this subchapter shall receive no additional remuneration or emolument of their offices in connection with the administration of this subchapter.
Acts 1951, No. 248, §§ 7, 9, 10; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 12-2407, 12-2409, 12-2410; Acts 2005, No. 100, § 1.