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.
As one of several non-covered states, most of Ohio's public employees do not pay into Social Security; instead, they rely on the pension benefits they receive from Ohio's public retirement systems for their retirement security.Read More
In anticipation of demographic changes and following the global stock market crash in 2008-2009, Ohio lawmakers made changes to OPERS that took effect in 2013 to strengthen its long-term funding status.Read More
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OPERS monitors legislation at the state and federal levels to protect the best interests of our members and employers. Call or write your legislator to express your support or opposition to legislation, or to share your thoughts on policy matters that impact you as an OPERS member.
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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.