OSA provides a truly unique opportunity from an actuarial perspective.
I appreciate the freedom public sector actuaries have as part of the assumption-setting process. By comparison, private sector actuaries must adhere to strict rules when performing actuarial analysis. I feel this could inhibit objective creativity that can ultimately lead to more valuable and robust work products.
Additionally, OSA provides independent and unbiased actuarial analysis in a political environment. Understanding the context in which our analysis will be used is a rewarding and challenging aspect of our work. This requires a balance of applying the ASOPs and consulting with the client.
We employ the servant-leader model for management here at OSA. This approach to completing the job ignites the team spirit and I believe, helps us do a better job in a shorter amount of time. I appreciate feeling like I am a trusted and valued part of the team.
Finally, I have a passion for public service. I’m proud to know that my efforts are valued by both general citizens and by my extended family of educators.