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Financial Well-Being

Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System

Financial well-being is being satisfied with your current situation and future financial goals. But most people, at one time or another, has needed advice on how to manage their economic life. We have partnered with OPERS and other entities to provide educational opportunities that help you learn how to get started to manage your current finances and plan for your future.

OPERS manages the public pension system for state employees and wants to ensure all members achieve a secure and lasting retirement. They provide educational seminars for employees throughout the state. Below is a snapshot of their offerings. For a complete list and descriptions, click here to visit the OPERS Member Education page.

Pre-Retirement Seminar

Principles of Financial Planning and Retirement Planning

  • A full-day class provided through OMES Training & Development.
  • Please go through your nominating official to sign up.

Retirement Readiness

Financial Fundamentals

  • Both are on-demand two-hour training classes.
  • Requirement of 35 in attendance.
  • Contact OPERS to schedule.

Empower Retirement

Empower is contracted with the Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System to recordkeep the SoonerSave and Pathfinder retirement plans and provide education about these plans to State of Oklahoma employees. These one-hour presentations offered by Empower are:

  • Basics of OPERS pension plan.
  • Basics of SoonerSave:
    • How it works with OPERS to help fill in the retirement income gaps.
    • The difference between the 457 and 401(a) plans.
    • Contribution amounts and changes.
    • Investment options and asset allocation.
    • Website navigation.

Pathfinder Presentation:

  • The highlights of your plan.
  • Why you should save for your retirement.
  • How much you might want to save.
  • Strategies for investing.
  • The investment options available to you through Pathfinder.
  • Distribution options at retirement/end of employment.
  • Website navigation.

To schedule a training presentation, contact Chad Guest at (405) 323-6359.

Online Financial Management Training

This list of online training and education resources are for those who are not able to attend in-person training. These offer a variety of financial education trainings from different resources, at no cost to you.

OK Money Matters – Self-Paced Learning Modules

You will learn how to make your money matter in every stage of life. From buying a car or house to getting married and having kids, the modules give you the tools you need to make informed financial decisions.

Selections of online modules:

Last Modified on Apr 05, 2024
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