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Mainframe z/OS Programming, OPERS


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
  • IBM utilities
  • JES2
  • OMVS
  • REXX
  • Mainframe DASD Management
  • Tape Management System
  • Virtual Tape System