Update: School Employee Pension Changes

OAPSE has received a lot of questions regarding recent changes to the School Employees Retirement System of Ohio (SERS). We want to make sure all OAPSE members covered under SERS have the most up to date information, so you are not blindsided when it comes time to retire. This summer, the Ohio Legislature passed a […]

OAPSE Transportation Safety Committee Delivers Statement

After a tragic fatal accident early this school year, Governor DeWine formed a School Bus Safety Working Group to study student transportation and shape recommendations to improve safety. On October 12, that group met and OAPSE was there. Lois Carson, OAPSE State President, and the members of the Transportation Safety Committee that she formed attended […]

OAPSE Monitoring Gov. DeWine’s School Bus Safety Working Group

As OAPSE members are aware, there was a fatal crash involving a school bus three weeks ago. Since then, school bus safety has been a major topic for Governor DeWine and officials across the state. Governor DeWine has since created the Ohio School Bus Safety Working Group, a 13-member group tasked with examining school transportation […]

Federal Student Loan Payments Restart in October

As many of you know, most federal student loan borrowers have had their payments paused since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 emergency. This student loan relief has come to an end and will not be extended. The accrual of interest on federal student loans resumed on September 1, 2023, and loan payments will become […]

OAPSE Rallies to Staff the Front Lines

Hundreds of OAPSE, Council 8 and OCSEA members rallied last week to bring attention to the thousands of vacancies across local and state government and schools. Check out the coverage of the event below! And urge your friends, neighbors and family to apply! ‘A career with purpose and freedom,’ Columbus rally recruits public service workers […]