It has come to our attention that a group is asking our retirees to pay for pension protection. Avoid these solicitations from Protect Ohio's Pension, Inc. (POP5). They want you to pay them for their representation. You do not need to pay them. Your union already represents your best interests.
On your behalf, OFT closely monitors actions of the boards of STRS Ohio, SERS and OPERS so that we know what board members are discussing and how possible actions might impact you. We engage in conversations with board members leading up to votes so they understand what you want them to do. We work closely with staff members of the pension systems so that we are informed about upcoming issues and so that they are informed about those things that we need to take place in order to protect you and your pensions.
We urge you to disregard the solicitation. If you have questions, please call us at 614-258-3240 or email us.