Exemption from OPERS for Student Employees
Employees (including student employees) of Ohio public institutions do not contribute to the federal Social Security system. Student employees’ retirement contributions will be directed to the state retirement plan, the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS). Student employees (including graduate assistants and hourly student workers) may be eligible to opt out of OPERS participation when first hired by UC as long as certain requirements are met. See the Student Employees web page on UC’s Human Resources site for the OPERS exemption form and for additional information.