Thankful for public pensions

Retirement security for our members and retirees is always OPERS’ goal

By Michael Pramik, Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

Nov. 21, 2018 – As Thanksgiving Day approaches, we’re reminded of a blog post the National Public Pension Coalition made last year about retirement security.

It’s a reminder that “public employees work hard serving their communities and contribute to their pensions with every paycheck.” You can read it here, as well as view a testimonial from a grateful retiree.

As a reminder to our members and retirees, OPERS will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving. The OPERS lobby and phone lines will close at 2:30 p.m. today.

We’ll post our hours for Christmas and New Year’s Day as those holidays approach. In the meantime, OPERS wishes everyone a happy Thanksgiving.

Michael Pramik

Michael Pramik is communication strategist for the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System and editor of the PERSpective blog. As an experienced business journalist, he clarifies complex pension policies and helps members make smart choices to secure their retirement.

Michael Pramik

Communication Strategist

9 thoughts on “Thankful for public pensions

  • November 21, 2018 at 11:41 am
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    I am very thankful for my Pension and Health Care benefits. Thanks to all of you. Have a Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy your time off with all your family.

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    • November 21, 2018 at 1:16 pm
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      Thanks, Carol — and a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

      Julie, OPERS

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  • November 21, 2018 at 4:09 pm
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    Absolutely thankful for my pension and the way PERS has operated to insure that it continues. I don’t always agree with all the decisions, but the body of work as a whole is certainly reason to be thankful for. Keep up the good work and happy Thanksgiving to all.

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    • November 26, 2018 at 12:20 pm
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      Thanks Greg!

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  • November 21, 2018 at 6:27 pm
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    I am thankful for my pension & health care. thanks to all of our Opers family. HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all.

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    • November 26, 2018 at 12:18 pm
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      Thank you Hazel!

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  • November 22, 2018 at 3:56 am
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    Because I get a public pension I get a 30% deduction in my Social Security monthly benefit . So someone needs to tell me what is so great about my PERS pension ?

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  • November 29, 2018 at 12:34 pm
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    I am so thankful for my pension that I do not want to see any reduction in benefits.

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