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OPERS Board elections for four seats to be held Aug. 21 to Sept. 28

University Human Resources recently alerted all employees that elections for four seats on the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) Board will be held Aug. 21 through Sept. 28.

Those elected will serve four-year terms beginning in January 2019. 

According to the OPERS website, the four seats up for election include one representative for each of the following groups:

  • State Employees
    Representing approximately 48,000 employees working at a job for the State of Ohio.
  • Municipal Employees.
    Representing approximately 59,000 employees working for one of Ohio's municipalities.
  • State College or University Employees
    Representing approximately 51,000 non-teaching employees at state colleges and universities in Ohio.
  • Retiree
    One of two seats representing approximately 179,000 age and service, disability and defined contribution (DC) plan retirees. This group includes re-employed retirees.

The OPERS Board is ultimately responsible for all administration and management of OPERS, including setting retirement system policies, approving the overall investment plan and asset allocation strategy, reviewing and approving budgets and acting as fiduciaries of the System. Board members automatically serve on the Ohio Public Employees Deferred Compensation Program Board.

For more information please visit: https://www.opers.org/elections/index.shtml.