TVA Retirement System Board Approves Amendments

At a special-called meeting on August 8, 2016, the TVA Retirement System (TVARS) board by a 4 to 3 vote approved final amendments to the TVARS Rules and Regulations and the 401(k) Plan Provisions implementing certain changes to future retirement benefits, funding and governance previously approved at a meeting on May 9, 2016. Please see the Notice of Amendments. For more information, see the board approved plan changes.


Candidates Announced for Annual TVARS Board Election

Two employees have been nominated for the TVARS Board term that begins November 1. The candidates are James W. Hovious and Jennifer R. Weber. For complete candidate information and election details, read more.

Nominations for Annual TVARS Election

TVARS will accept nominations through Friday, July 15, for a three-year term on the TVARS Board of Directors. The term will run from November 1, 2016, through October 31, 2019. Read more or download the nominating petition.

August 12, 2016 Litigation Update

Evans v. Tennessee Valley Authority Retirement System and Tennessee Valley Authority

On August 12, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued a decision holding that cost-of-living adjustments (“COLAs”) are not vested benefits and, therefore, the 2009 amendments did not violate the TVARS Rules and Regulations (Section 13), which prohibit amendments that reduce vested benefits. In addition, the Sixth Circuit reversed the District Court’s holding that there was no judicial review of the TVARS Board’s actions, and remanded all other issues to the District Court “for further proceeding consistent with [the Sixth Circuit’s] opinion.” See the Sixth Circuit’s opinion and judgment.


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