(a) The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board was established by the Federal Employees' Retirement System Act of 1986 (Pub. L. 99-335, 5 U.S.C. 8401et seq.). Its primary function is to manage and invest the Thrift Savings Fund for the exclusive benefit of its participants (e.g., participating Federal employees, Federal judges, and Members of Congress). The Board is responsible for investment of the assets of the Thrift Savings Fund and the management of the Thrift Savings Plan. The Board consists of:
(1) The five part-time members who serve on the Board;
(2) The Office of the Executive Director;
(3) The Office of Investments;
(4) The Office of the General Counsel;
(5) The Office of Benefits and Program Analysis;
(6) The Office of Accounting;
(7) The Office of Administration;
(8) The Office of External Affairs;
(9) The Office of Automated Systems; and
(10) The Office of Communications.
(b) The Board has no field organization; however, it provides for its recordkeeping responsibility by contract or interagency agreement. The recordkeeper may be located outside of the Washington, DC area. Thrift Savings Plan records maintained for the Board by its recordkeeper are Board records subject to these regulations. Board offices are presently located at 77 K Street, NE., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20002.