OPERS posts holiday schedule

We’re closed on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve this year

By Michael Pramik, Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

Dec. 21, 2021 – As a reminder to our members and retirees, the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System will observe the following schedule for the holidays:

  • We will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
  • On Dec. 23 and Dec. 30, our offices will be open from 8 a.m.-noon.
  • We will reopen after Christmas at 8 a.m. on Dec. 27.
  • We will reopen after New Year’s Day at 8 a.m. on Jan. 3.

You can use your online account, accessible from the OPERS website, to review information 24 hours a day. Your online account contains current data on account and service credit values, beneficiary designations and other information.

If you don’t have an account already, click on “Account Login” at the top of the OPERS website and follow the prompts.

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

6 thoughts on “OPERS posts holiday schedule

  • December 29, 2021 at 12:25 pm
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    Will we receive our Jan pension on Sat, Jan 1, 2022 or Mon, Jan 3?
    Thank you

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    • December 30, 2021 at 9:55 am
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      Karen,

      That will be on Monday, Jan. 3. We just posted a blog showing all the dates benefits will be paid in 2022. Thanks for asking.

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      • December 31, 2021 at 10:12 am
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        Interesting that the first payment is after the 1st whereas all other payments are on the 1st or before, why is that?

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        • January 4, 2022 at 8:18 am
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          Angie,

          Because of federal tax laws, OPERS cannot issue a benefit payment in a prior calendar year. Thus, the January 2022 payment couldn’t be issued in December 2021.

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    • December 31, 2021 at 6:57 pm
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      Convenient since our first insurance payment is due 12/31/21.

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      • January 4, 2022 at 7:27 am
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        Barb,

        This blog post explains that we cannot issue a 2022 payment during the 2021 calendar year.

        Reply

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