Retirement Benefits

Ohio public institutions do not participate in the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. While employed with the university, your retirement contributions must be invested with one of the state retirement plans.

Retirement Presentations

Pension Plan Changes

All of Ohio's public pension systems were asked by the Ohio Retirement Study Council (ORSC) to look at a number of options that could help contain costs and strengthen their funds. Read more.

Important Links

Retirement Information for New Hires

Ready to Retire

Reemployed Retirees

General Retirement Information

Retirement Contribution and Distribution Rates (.pdf)

Retirement Program Provider list (.pdf)

Eligibility for Retirement Guidelines (.pdf)

Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS)
State retirement plan for staff.

State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio (STRS)
State retirement plan for faculty.

Alternative Retirement Plan (ARP)
Alternative retirement plan option for eligible faculty or staff in lieu of OPERS or STRS.

Supplemental Retirement Account (SRA)
Eligible faculty and staff can use an SRA for saving additional money toward retirement income in addition to the state plan.

Post-Retirement Benefits
Benefits available to eligible employees after they retire from The Ohio State University.

OSU Retirees Association (OSURA)
Social and volunteer organization of university retirees.