From Nancy Hamant, May 19, 2013
To the Honorable Members of the Ohio Retirement Study Council:
The recent election for two retiree seats/members of the STRS Ohio has
been condemned as flawed by many STRS members across Ohio.
You have been sent emails and letters regarding the inconsistent language
on the 2013 Ballot. I agree with all of the concerns forwarded to you.
As others have, I am asking the ORSC to conduct a complete review of
the 2013 election and to act on the findings and to publish the results to all
STRS members feel the election should be held again, with the ballots
providing clear, explicit and consistent language on all pages and for all
If this is not done, STRS members will totally distrust the STRS Ohio
Board and the STRS Ohio executive officers and particularly the 2013 election.
Already most STRS members feel that their concerns have not been heard
or addressed regarding the 2013 election; that STRS Ohio Executive Staff and the
STRS Board Members have either "stonewalled" members and their concerns; or
worse, deliberately changed the 2009 Ballot language to the inconsistent 2013
ballot language to ensure the direction of the election.
Again, please address STRS members' concerns.
Nancy B. Hamant
Maineville, OH STRS