Thursday, October 30, 2014

RH Jones: Time for that 13th check

RH Jones to Bob Stein
October 30, 2014 
Subj: Time for a STRS OH 13th Check for Retired Members
Dear Bob Stein, President of the STRS OH Board:

Congratulations on being elected as our STRS OH Board President. I wish you good luck in your new leadership role.

All of us retired teachers have received the happy news that our OH STRS has now reached the 29.5 year funding level that will enable the board members to once again vote to authorize the very fairly calculated “Supplemental 13th Check”. It is my understanding that this vital supplemental check is still on the law books; and, since retired teachers have been especially hit at an alarming level with high medical and costly prescription medications this coming 2015, it is essential for those of us which have been retired over 20-years.  Some did not even get their non-compounding COLA this year and its been 1/4-century since the state has issued an Ad-Hoc increase to keep us even with inflation.

As the “Holiday Season” fast approaches, it is incumbent that this be introduced to the board, voted upon, and passed by the STRS OH Board in the mid-November meeting.  As our Retired Representative and our new board president it will be delightfully appreciated by many of us who have felt that there has been a lack of caring by our STRS OH over the past few years.

Most humbly requested,

Bob Jones, a retired STRS OH teacher
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