Board of Trustees

The SERS Retirement Board consists of nine members – four elected employee members, two elected retiree members, and three investment expert members. One investment expert is appointed by the governor, a second one by the treasurer of state, and the third one jointly by the speaker of the House and president of the Senate. Full terms for Board seats run four years. Retiree-member and Employee-member seat terms begin on July 1 and end on June 30.

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Board Meeting Dates, Agendas, and Highlights

  • The Retirement Board generally meets at least two full days every month, except in January and August, in Columbus, on the third Thursday and Friday (if necessary).
  • The Audit Committee and Compensation Committee hold meetings four times a year. Both committees may schedule additional meetings as needed.
  • SERS publishes two meeting recap documents: the Board Meeting Minutes and Board Highlights. The meeting minutes detail Board discussions, while the highlights are a high-level summary of select information. There is a one-month delay in posting the minutes because Board approval is required. The highlights are published the week following the Board meeting.

Date

Public Notice

Minutes

Highlights

February

Feb. 15 (Thurs.)

 

Public Notice

 

Minutes

 

Highlights

Feb. 15 (Thurs.) Compensation Committee

 

Compensation Committee Public Notice

 

Feb. 16 (Fri.) Board Retreat

Retreat Public Notice

Retreat Minutes

Retreat Highlights

March

Mar. 14 (Wed.) Audit Committee

Audit Committee Public Notice

Mar. 15 (Thurs.) Compensation Committee

Compensation Committee Public Notice

Mar. 15 (Thurs.)

Public Notice

Minutes

Highlights

April

Apr. 19 (Thurs.)

Public Notice

Highlights

May

May 24 and 25 (Thurs. and Fri.)

Public Notice

June

June 21 and 22 (Thurs. and Fri.)

July

July 19 and 20 (Thurs. and Fri.)

August – No Board Meeting

September

Sept. 20 and 21 (Thurs. and Fri.)

October

Oct. 18 and 19 (Thurs. and Fri.)

November

Nov. 15 and 16 (Thurs. and Fri.)

December

Dec. 20 and 21 (Thurs. and Fri.)

Speaking at a SERS Board Meeting

The Ohio Open Meetings Law governs meetings of the SERS Board and its committees. While the Open Meetings Law does not give members of the public the right to be heard at a public meeting, it is the intention of the SERS Board to allow reasonable opportunity for members of the public to address the Board during its meetings.

The SERS Board will permit members of the public to be heard at its meetings in accordance with the following guidelines:

  • The person wishing to speak must notify the Executive Director at least 48 hours in advance of the Board meeting, giving his/her name and a brief description of the matter to be presented.
  • The matter should be within the Board’s jurisdiction.
  • The SERS Board will be governed by Sections 121.22, 3309.01, 3309.22 and 3309.23 of the Ohio Revised Code in considering those matters not appropriate for public discussion at a SERS Board open meeting. These would include, but are not limited to, certain personnel actions; pending or imminent court actions; members’ medical records; and membership appeals to the Board, which must proceed pursuant to Sections 3309-1-03 and 3309-1-11 of the Ohio Administrative Code.
  • If a request to speak is granted, the Chairperson will call upon the person to speak at the appropriate time during the meeting.
  • A person may speak on the designated subject for up to five minutes, but no more than two persons may speak on any one subject at any meeting.
  • Speakers may not engage in defamatory, derogatory, or abusive remarks. The Chairperson may terminate a person’s privilege to speak if they engage in such behavior.

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Board Meeting Agenda and Highlights Archive

Links to discussion topics and highlights from last year’s Retirement Board meetings are available below:

Date

Public Notice

Minutes

Highlights

January

Jan. 25 (Wed.) Special Board Meeting

Public Notice

Minutes

February

Feb. 16 (Thurs.) Compensation Committee

Public Notice

Feb. 16 and 17 (Thurs. and Fri.)

Public Notice

Minutes

Highlights

March

Mar. 16 (Thurs.) Audit Committee

Public Notice

Mar. 16 (Thurs.)

Public Notice

Minutes

Highlights

April

Apr. 19 (Wed.) Compensation Committee

Public Notice

Apr. 20 and 21 (Thurs. and Fri.)

Public Notice

Minutes

Highlights

May

May 18 (Thurs.)

Public Notice

Minutes

Highlights

May 18 (Thurs.) Audit Committee

Public Notice

June

June 14 (Thurs.) Audit Committee

Public Notice

June 15 (Thurs.) Compensation Committee

Public Notice

June 15 (Thurs.)

Public Notice

Minutes

Highlights

July

July 20 (Thurs.)

Public Notice

Minutes

Highlights

August – No Board Meeting

September

Sept. 20 (Wed.) Audit Committee

Public Notice

Sept. 21 (Thurs.) Compensation Committee

Public Notice

Sept. 21 (Thurs.)

Public Notice

Minutes

Highlights

October

Oct. 9 (Mon.) Special Board Meeting

Public Notice

Minutes

Highlights

Oct. 19 (Thurs.) Compensation Committee

Public Notice

Oct. 19 (Thurs.)

Public Notice

Minutes

Highlights

November

Nov. 16 and 17 (Thurs. and Fri.)

Public Notice

Minutes

Highlights

December

Dec. 20 (Wed.) Audit Committee

Public Notice

Dec. 21 (Thurs.) Compensation Committee

Public Notice

Dec. 21 (Thurs.)

Public Notice

Minutes

Highlights