In the interest of supporting the best, most highly qualified OEA members in their preparation for election to Ohio's retirement boards, the OEA is sponsoring a Retirement Systems Training Program.
Please click here for an application form.
The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP), the largest educational association serving the employee benefits and compensation industry, will conduct the training program. A nonprofit, non-lobbying organization, the foundation is a trusted resource for objective, accurate and timely information.
To encourage participation in the Retirement Board Training Program, the OEA will offer scholarships for members interested in pursuing seats on the STRS, OPERS and SERS Boards. These scholarships will cover the cost of four, two-day training sessions required to complete a Certificate of Achievement in Public Plan Policy (CAPPP), as well as other related trainings and/or meetings.
The OEA Scholarship Review Committee members will review applications, conduct interviews and make award scholarship recommendations to the OEA Board of Directors. The OEA Vice President will review progress reports from training participants and provide updates to the Board.
Priority consideration for endorsement shall be given to those candidates who have training and experience in the following areas:
Satisfactory completion of all international foundation of employee benefit plans trustee certificate training programs;
Completion of training specific to Ohio’s public employee retirement systems;
Attendance at STRS, OPERS and SERS board and committee meetings and/or service on a public retirement system board.
Applications are due no later than July 15, 2016. Please send applications and pertinent documents to the attention of Scott DiMauro, OEA, 225 E. Broad St., Box 2550, Columbus, Ohio 43216. Applications can also be faxed to 614/224-5707. For more information on the IFEBP, visit www.ifebp.org/.