(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 to replace Maurer will be serving on both the OPERS and Deferred Compensation Boards of Trustees with a term that begins on May 15, 2018 and runs through December 31, 2021. The winner of this election will represent approximately 179,000 age and service, disability and defined contribution plan retirees. Persons interested in learning more about this opportunity and the requirements and timeline should visit the OPERS website at www.opers.org/specialelection. It is important to fully understand the commitment required to serve in this position. The OPERS website posting should answer all of your questions. If more information is needed, please call Eric Harrell at OPERS: (614) 222-0050.