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Student Employees: Retirement Exemption Process Changed

Student retirement exemption forms must be submitted to OHR within 30 days before or after the hire date. Forms received after this deadline will not be accepted and the student will irrevocably pay into retirement unless there is a 12-month break. If an exemption is valid, but the form is not received by the payroll cutoff date (and a deduction is taken), a refund will automatically be given after the exemption request has been approved by OPERS. Students should allow approximately 60 days for the refund. Review the OPERS Exemption Submission Calendar to determine when a correctly completed form must be in our office in order to meet the payroll deadline so no retirement deductions are withheld.

Faculty and Staff Benefits

The Ohio State University offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Benefits offered include:

  • Health – medical, dental, vision, prescription drugs, and more
  • Flexible Spending Accounts – contribute through payroll deduction on a pre-tax basis for health care and/or dependent care
  • Retirement – while employed at Ohio State, your retirement contributions must be invested with one of the state retirement plans
  • Life Insurance – a variety of options are available to protect faculty and staff, and their dependents
  • Education – Ohio State offers tuition assistance for eligible faculty and staff and their dependents
  • Disability – Integrated Absence Management and Vocational Services, long-term disability, short-term disability, workers' compensation, and more


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1590 N. High St., Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43201-2190
Phone: 614-292-1050, 1-800-678-6010, TDD 614-688-3730
Fax: 614-292-6235

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