Government Relations represents OPERS' interests in dealing with federal, state and local governments. This includes monitoring state and federal legislative issues, as well as advocating for, or against, specific legislative proposals. We work closely with stakeholders representing state and national organizations to accomplish our goals.
Your source for OPERS information. This regular publication for both lawmakers and other stakeholders is yet another tool to help answer the most timely questions of the day.
For over 80 years, OPERS has invested through strong, poor and indifferent markets, while consistently providing timely benefit payments as well as achieving overall investment returns necessary to fund future benefits within the 30 year statutory requirement.Read More
OPERS often hears from members concerned about the extent to which their Social Security benefits are reduced as a result of the federal Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP). OPERS has been working with Congress to support a legislative solution to the WEP issue to ensure Social Security benefits are fairly calculated for our members who have work experience in both the public and private sectors.Read More
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OPERS Federal Comment Letters
OPERS has a significant interest in the regulatory process at the federal level. Staff actively comment and participate in the development of federal regulations specifically in health care, investments, and corporate governance.