(November 7, 2017) PERI is in the process of talking with key legislators to ensure that no changes are made to reduce COLA payments for retirees. We are working behind the scenes to educate members of the House and Senate on the real cost to retirees if OPERS is successful in pushing through this unnecessary change. Additionally, we have been joined by Ohio Fraternal Order of Police who are also opposed to OPERS plans. Rest assured that we will alert retirees if there is a need for direct contact through cards, letters and calls to their state senators and representatives. We will continue to brief you on any changes or specific calls to action that might be needed in support of our position on this critical issue.