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Monthly Benefit Payments Direct Deposit Dates
May 05/01/2017
June* 06/01/2017
July 06/30/2017
August 08/01/2017
September* 09/01/2017
October 09/29/2017
November 11/01/2017
December* 12/01/2017

*Direct deposit notice or check stub will be mailed to all benefit recipients.

You will receive a check stub whenever there is a change to your benefit, such as health care premium change, a tax withholding change, or a bank account change.

SERS strongly encourages all retirees to have their pension payments paid directly to a bank or credit union. Direct deposit of your funds is the only way to assure that your payment will be available on the first of every month. Direct deposit eliminates any concerns about late, lost, or stolen checks. Since pension checks cannot be forwarded, direct deposit also eliminates delays when you travel during retirement. It is your responsibility to make sure the funds are in your account before writing checks against your account.

If you do not enroll in direct deposit, there is no guarantee that you will receive your payment right on the first of every month. Delivery delays might occur that are beyond SERS’ control, such as lost or stolen checks. You must wait 10 days after the expected delivery date before SERS can begin the process of stopping payment and issuing a new check. This delay will not occur if you have direct deposit.


(4/12/17) - SERS' new benefit administration system is "live."  That means that the new Member Account Login is now available. 

Your Member Account Login has a new look. Because of its increased functionality and capabilities, the system's security features have been upgraded

As result of the upgrade, you will need to create a new account to access your SERS account information. We will guide you through the registration process. 

During this transition period, please be patient with us. You may experience some longer than usual turnaround times.

SERS’ staff is appreciative of the assistance from Sagitec, our technology vendor, for a smooth transition from the old system to the new one.

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(4/10/17) - You recently may have received a mailing from Protect Ohio Pensions, Inc. (POP5), a new organization that was founded with the goal of “preserving Ohio’s defined benefit pension plans and protecting the pension systems’ investment decisions from outside financial, or politically motivated, influences.”

SERS is not affiliated with POP5, and we do not advocate for or against joining this organization. Please use your best judgement as to whether or not they provide services that are important to you. 

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(3/14/17) – The Acting Inspector General of Social Security warns citizens of another “imposter phishing” scheme.

The SSA’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has received many reports of citizens receiving phone calls from individuals posing as OIG investigators. The caller tells the citizen that there is an issue with their SSN or Social Security account and to call a non-SSA phone number to resolve the issue.

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The OIG recommends that individuals avoid calling the number provided, as the caller may attempt to obtain sensitive personal information.

The SSA and OIG will not request sensitive information over the phone. If you have a question regarding any communication that claims to be from the SSA or OIG, please contact your local Social Security office, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.  


(2/17/17) - Today, the SERS Board announced the appointment of Richard Stensrud as SERS’ next executive director. Stensrud comes to SERS from the Sacramento County Employees’ Retirement System in California. Although a definite start date has not yet been set, Stensrud will begin his new duties in late May. For more information about his experience and background, click here for the press release.











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(2/13/17) - Due to an upgrade to SERS' benefit administration system, the Member and Employer account login features will be unavailable beginning February 16, 2017.

During this blackout period, you will be unable to access your account information. This means you will be unable to retrieve pay stubs and 1099-R tax forms. If you need this information, please call Member Services at 1-800-878-5853 and will will send it to you as soon as possible. 

Employers will not be able to submit any contribution reports or payments during this period; therefore, we ask that you submit all January files and payment to SERS by February 15, 2017. Please hold all February contribution reporting and payments until you receive an email notificiation from SERS that the new eSERS system is available. There will be no penalties while we are adjusting to using the new system.

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Once the new system is finalized, your SERS online account will have a new look with more capabilities and enhanced security features. It will allow us to better serve you. 

As a result of the upgrade you will need to create a new account to access your SERS account information. We will guide you through the registration process.

We ask that employers refer to their school district's Employer Web Administrator (EWA) for more information regarding the registration process.

Please check back in early March for your new Member or Employer Account Login. 

During this transition period, please be patient with us. You may experience some longer than usual turnaround times.

We apologize for any inconvenience.


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COLA Changes: What You Need to Know

Click here to read about the proposed changes to the Cost-of-Living Adjustment.

Click here for a chart that compares SERS' proposed COLA changes to the COLAs of other Ohio public retirement systems. This document also contains a breakdown of percentage changes in the Consumer Price Index over the past 15 years.

Click here for a detailed statement from SERS' actuary.

Contact Congress Regarding An Important Issue Affecting SERS Retirees

Contacting your legislators is easy using SERS' Legislative Action Alert. By entering your ZIP code, you’ll have access to the contact information (e-mail address, phone number, and mailing address) of your federal legislators.


We encourage SERS members and retirees to contact their members of Congress to ask them to support elimination of these provisions.

Encourage your legislator to support the Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act.

Monthly Administrative Expense Reports

The Monthly Administrative Expense Reports contain information about SERS' day-to-day operating expenses and is provided in both summary and detail formats.

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