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December 14, 2017

House Committee Holds Second Hearing on COLA Reduction Bill

(December 14, 2017)  Yesterday, the Ohio House Committee on Aging and Long Term Care heard proponent testimony from OPERS Executive Director Karen Carraher on why she […]
December 18, 2017

PERI Supported Removal of UBIT from Federal Tax Reform Appears to be a Done Deal

(December 18, 2017)  The federal tax reform package to be voted on later this week will not have a provision that would have cost OPERS and […]
December 29, 2017

OPERS Announces Process for Special Election to Replace Maurer

(December 29, 2017)  OPERS will be conducting a special election to replace retiree member John Maurer, who passed away unexpectedly this past fall.  The person elected […]
January 8, 2018

PERI Urges Members to Contact Legislators On H.B. 413

(January 8, 2018) Recently, we asked PERI members to contact their legislators and ask them to oppose H.B. 413. Many of our members have already done […]
January 31, 2018

PERI Continues to Advocate for Retirees Through Opposition to HB 413

(January 31, 2018)  PERI is continuing the fight to defeat HB 413 and its most onerous provision that would cap retirees’ COLA at actual inflation up […]
February 2, 2018

House Committee Schedules Hearing for Opponent Testimony on HB 413

(February 2, 2018) The House Committee on Aging and Long Term Care has scheduled the third hearing on HB 413 for Tuesday, February 6th at 3:30 PM […]
February 7, 2018

PERI Testifies in Opposition to HB 413

(February 7, 2018)  Yesterday, the House Committee on Aging and Long Term Care heard testimony from both proponents and opponents on HB 413.  The majority of […]
February 13, 2018

PERI Membership Card Update

(February 13, 2018)  Each year at this time, PERI receives many calls from members asking about the delivery of their membership cards.  In case you were […]
February 19, 2018

The Columbus Dispatch Publishes Article on HB 413

(February 19, 2018)  A revealing article on the status of H.B. 413 was published in the Sunday edition of The Columbus Dispatch yesterday shedding light on […]
February 28, 2018

Ohio’s Pension Systems Reap Substantial Investment Returns in 2017

(February 28, 2018)  Ohio’s five retirement systems scored a big year in 2016 with investment returns that eclipsed even the most optimistic projections, according to a […]
March 22, 2018

COLA Reduction Legislation is Reportedly Dead in the Ohio House

(March 22, 2018)  PERI has heard from multiple sources that HB 413 will not be moved in its present form and for all intents and purposes […]
April 3, 2018

Steitz Wins OPERS Special Election for Vacant Trustee Retiree Seat

(April 3, 2018)  OPERS retirees have elected a new trustee to fill the vacancy created by the passing of John Maurer last fall.  Timothy C. Steitz […]
May 11, 2018

OPERS Board of Trustees Election

As a member of OPERS, you have a voice in decisions and policies affecting your retirement benefits. Every member is part of a specific group with […]
July 16, 2018

Senators Brown and Portman Hold Hearing on Federal Pension Concerns

(July 16, 2018)  A rare field hearing was held by the congressional Joint Select Committee on Pensions at the Ohio Statehouse on Friday.  The purpose of […]