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Membership in OEA-Retired Keeps Retirees Involved!
Stay in touch with professional developments and your colleagues, make new friends, and make your retirement dollars go further with membership in OEA-R/NEA-R. (The only organization of retirees affiliated with the Ohio Education Association and the National Education Association).
Over the years, OEA efforts, with the support of NEA, have brought about the creation of STRS, retirement severance pay, the right to purchase annuities, STRS cost of living factors, early retirement incentives, improved SERS benefits, STRS survivor benefits and much more, including protection from mandatory participation in the Social Security System. Retired education professionals need continued advocacy of their benefits and viewpoints.
Membership in OEA-R/NEA-R provides you with an active, organized proponent voice for improved benefits for retired education employees. Your participation also will keep you in touch with the statewide and national activities of your peers and your profession. In addition, the OEA-R Advisory Council, a governing body with elected representatives from each OEA District that meets at least three times annually, represents your interests at the statewide level.