Dear Faculty and Staff:
Pension reform recommendations for the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) and the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) have been approved by the Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio Senate and signed into law by Governor Kasich. The reforms mandated by the law could be in effect as early as January 7, 2013. These reforms may have an impact on your retirement benefits.
University Human Resources has arranged for OPERS and STRS representatives to hold a series of Town Hall meetings on the reforms. The meetings are scheduled as follows:
OPERS: October 9, 2012
STRS: October 10, 2012
Please register at the link provided in your 9/28/12 email from firstname.lastname@example.org or at the following links:
If you are unable to attend one of the meetings listed above, please note that STRS and OPERS also offer Town Hall Webinar Meetings on a weekly basis (accessible at the web links below):
STRS webinars are every Wednesday from 5:00 – 6:00 pm. Registration for each webinar is limited to 100 people. Registration can be taken until 4:30 p.m. on the day of the session.
STRS Webinar Registration: https://www.strsoh.org/resources/2p.html
OPERS also offers Town Hall Webinar Meetings every Monday from Noon – 1:00 pm. You may register for an OPERS webinar at: https://www.opers.org/members/seminars/web-hc-pension-changes.shtml
Employees considering retirement in the near future are strongly encouraged to schedule an appointment with OPERS or STRS soon so that you will have time to thoroughly review your options. Other employees should become familiar with the reforms and how they may influence your retirement planning. Please make it a priority to review your account and refresh your knowledge of your retirement benefits. STRS can be reached at 1-888-227-7877 www.strsoh.org and OPERS at 1-800-222-7377 www.opers.org