Client Background:

The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) includes all employees who are paid by the state of Ohio, a county, municipality, or local government within the state and serves more than a million employees. 

The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) was established to provide a secure retirement for Ohio’s public employees and their families. Even with state-mandated retirement plans, it is important to consider the options in making decisions that are right for you. 

Project Scope:

The Ohio Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS) required a Mainframe z/OS Programming Consultancy Support expertise for the IBM mainframe computer system and related software and subsystems product installations using z/OS, JES2, SMP/E, TSO, VTAM, TCP/IP, in line with the client’s project scope and business goals. 


The objective of the project is to provide continuous Mainframe z/OS Programming Consultancy support including but not be limited to the following: 

  • Maintain Operating Systems releases and z/OS Operating System including SMP/E, IODF, performance tuning (SMF) and capacity planning.  

  • Maintain the Mainframe Network - TCP/IP, VTAM. 

  • Maintain all 3rd party products - Allen Systems Group (ZARA, ZACK, LCM, ViewDirect, ValiDate, JobScan), Compuware (xpeditor, Strobe), Vanguard, Stonebranch (Universal Controller), Fischer (IOF), NewEra (SAE), MacKinney, Xerox (XPAF) , BCV5,$AVRS, LRS, etc. 

  • Analyze capacity of all Mainframe systems and made recommendations for capacity improvements. 

  • Diagnose issues related to Mainframe and worked with IBM and others to resolve them. 

  • Monitor and resolve performance problems related to mainframes. 

  • Administer Mainframe IBM DASD Storage Arrays. 

V Group’s support assist in managing the scope as per the project requirement. We serve as a liaison between agency and solution’s contract and help the client in Mainframe z/OS Programming, aligned with their business’ requirements reducing support overhead. 


  • z/OS 
  • RMF 
  • SMPE 
  • WLM 
  • SMS/HSM 
  • IBM utilities 
  • JES2 
  • OMVS 
  • REXX 
  • Mainframe DASD Management 
  • Tape Management System 
  • Virtual Tape System 
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