The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS)

Public employees work hard and depend on their pensions when they reach retirement. OPERS provides for retirement, disability retirement and survivor benefits programs for more than 1 million members, including 49,300 state employees.

In Oct. 2013, OCSEA President Christopher Mabe was elected to represent State employees on the OPERS Board of Trustees. As a state employee, Pres. Mabe will make sure those pension dollars are being properly managed.

Deferred Compensation

The Ohio Deferred Compensation Program is a supplemental retirement plan for public employees. Participants can invest tax-deferred money to help meet their long-term financial goals.