Tampa (Fla.) General Employees' Retirement Fund hired Waddell & Reed to run $90 million in active domestic large-cap growth equities, pending contract negotiations with the $480 million plan, said Paul Broughton, plan coordinator. Waddell replaced AllianceBernstein, which ran a similar portfolio but was terminated for performance, Mr. Broughton said. Trustees wanted to improve the performance of that mandate, he said. Mercer Investment Consulting assisted. John Meyers, AllianceBernstein spokesman, did not respond to a request for comment by press time.