TVARS will accept nominations through Monday, July 9, for a three-year term as an elected member of the TVARS Board of Directors. The term runs from November 1, 2018, through October 31, 2021. Any employee who is a TVARS member is eligible to run for election.

The TVARS Board consists of seven members: three appointed by TVA, three elected by employees who are TVARS members, and one who is selected by the other six and must be a TVA retiree. The TVARS Board is responsible for the administration of the System and the 401(k) Plan. The board holds quarterly meetings and other special-called meetings, as necessary, throughout the year in order to conduct business, and each director serves on various board committees. For more information on the duties and responsibilities of directors of the TVARS Board, please see the TVARS Governance Policy.

Nominations are made by petition. Signatures of 25 employees who are TVARS members are required. The required form of the nominating petition must be used. Nominating petitions are also available by calling Retirement at 865-632-2672.

Deadline: The nominating petition and supporting candidate information must be received by the TVA Retirement System by 4:45 p.m. EDT on July 9. Nominations may be submitted by e-mail to, fax (865-632-8591), or mail (TVA Retirement System, 400 W. Summit Hill Drive, WT 8A, Knoxville, TN 37902).

For more detailed information on the election procedures, please see the TVARS Director Election/Selection Policy.

Note: This is the regular annual TVARS election in which employees nominate and vote for an employee to serve as director. This is not related to the “7th Director Vacancy Announcement.”