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State Senator Scott Oelslager (R- North Canton) today announced that he has been appointed to the Ohio Retirement Study Council (ORSC) by Senate President Tom Niehaus (R- New Richmond). The ORSC was created in 1968 to advise and inform the Legislature on all matters relating to the 5 statewide retirement systems in Ohio, as well as provide actuarial cost analyses and public policy recommendations on pension issues. "Providing for the continued fiscal health and stability of Ohio's public pension systems is essential if we are to best ensure they remain able to meet the needs of their members," Oelslager said. "I am honored to serve on the ORSC and look forward to examining the recommendations put forth by the state's pension plans as well as input from all stakeholders - retirees, current members, local governments and other employers - on how we can improve our pension system." In addition, Oelslager has been named to the Joint Legislative Ethics Committee (JLEC) as well as the Ohio Commission on Minority Health. JLEC is a bipartisan legislative panel that is responsible for recommending a code of ethics for legislators and legislative employees and handling investigations of complaints alleging violations of the Ethics Law. The Commission on Minority Health is comprised of 21 members representing lawmakers, health researchers, health planners, and health professionals, along with the superintendent of public instruction and the directors of health, mental health, developmental disabilities, alcohol and drug addiction services and job and family services. The panel promotes health and the prevention of disease among members of minority groups. Besides these appointments, Oelslager also serves on a number of standing Senate Committees. He was named chairman of the Health, Human Services and Aging Committee and vice-chair of the Civil and Commercial Law Committee, and is also a member of the Finance Committee, the Judiciary-Criminal Justice Committee, and the Rules and Reference Committee.
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