Statement on POP-5

OSURA members have recently received material inviting them to join a group called Protect Ohio Pensions (“POP-5”).  This group claims to represent all five of Ohio’s public pension systems. 

The OSURA Board does not recognize “POP-5”.

The retirement systems affecting faculty and staff at The Ohio State University are STRS (State Teachers Retirement System) and OPERS (Ohio Public Employees Retirement System).  Already in place, ORTA (Ohio Retired Teachers Association) and PERI (Public Employees Retirees, Inc.) are long-standing, well-respected “watch-dog” organizations for our retirement systems. Both work closely with the Ohio Council of Higher Education Retirees (OCHER), a group representing all retirees from all 13 of Ohio’s four-year state universities.