OPERS provides age and service retirement, disability benefit and survivor benefit programs for public employees throughout the state who are not covered by another state or local retirement system. Retirement law charges payroll officers, fiscal officers and department heads with responsibility for:
- Deducting, reporting, and transmitting retirement contributions
- Paying the employer's contributions
- Maintaining records which will provide information needed by the Board of Trustees
Provisions in the law and regulations of the Board specify procedures for meeting these general responsibilities in an efficient and adequate manner.
OPERS publishes the OPERS Employer Manual detailing the administrative procedures for employers. Copies of the manual and forms are available to payroll and personnel officers on request.
Information on this Web site is a guide and not a substitute for information an employer is required to know.