Pension Reform Updates
Sept. 12, 2012: State Lawmakers Approved Legislation Making Changes to Ohio's Five Public Pension Systems, Including OPERS and STRS
OPERS Comprehensive Updates
Representatives from the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) visited Kent State University two days in August to conduct Town Hall Meetings on the proposed pension reform legislation and proposed changes to health care coverage. Resources and additional information can be found here.
Additional updates on OPERS pension reform can be found on the OPERS website.
STRS COMPREHENSIVE UPDATE
STRS Town Hall Meeting at Kent StateRepresentatives from the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) were at Kent State University on Sept. 21, 2012 for two town hall meetings on the pension reform legislation. Select the link below to view the recorded town hall meeting.
Many of the proposed changes will impact all STRS members, whether they are close to retirement or have only a few years in the retirement system.
On May 16, 2012, STRS pension reform bill S.B. 342 passed the Ohio Senate; the bill was approved by the Ohio House of Representatives on Sept. 12, 2012. To view a PDF form of the bill summary, click HERE.
There are Legislative Update and Retirement Countdown 2012 webinars offered, please click on the following link for dates and instructions https://www.strsoh.org/resources/2.html. You will also see other various meetings scheduled around the state. Please feel free to attend one of the many available webinars, group meetings or individual counseling sessions around the state.
The webinars are a convenient way to receive the necessary information while you are at home or in their office. They are held from 5-6 p.m. and members must register by 4:30 p.m. on the day of the session. Please see the link for instructions on how to register and PC/ Macintosh System Requirements. Here is the link again, https://www.strsoh.org/resources/2.htmlAdditional updates on STRS pension reform can be found on the STRS website.