Coronavirus Updates

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CEO Update
December 8, 2020

Nine months have passed since the Orange County Employees Retirement System (OCERS) office has been closed to our members, employers and other stakeholders due to the COVID-19 pandemic. OCERS’ staff did not miss a beat, and was able to immediately begin to fully serve our members from the very first day by telephone and OCERS’ website. Our team had even practiced for a possible pandemic two years earlier as part of our risk disaster recovery plan and those efforts assisted us with our ability to serve all members during this uncertain time.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
March 30, 2020

Novel Coronavirus

In the spirit of the COVID-19 medical directives of the CDC and the Orange County Health Care Agency, and out of concern for the health of our 45,000 OCERS members as well as our nearly 100 staff who serve them, we have decided to temporarily suspend in-person meetings with visitors to the OCERS Headquarters building in Santa Ana. Beginning Tuesday morning, March 17, OCERS was closed to walk-in members and the public on a temporary basis. Retirement applications can be completed and filed via the myOCERS member portal or mailed to the OCERS office.

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A Message from OCERS Chief Executive Officer Steve Delaney on the OCERS Response to COVID-19
March 19, 2020 Update

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One of the more frustrating aspects of this COVID-19 crisis is the uncertainty that comes with dealing with something so new and so dangerous. I’m writing to reassure all OCERS members about certain facts of which you can be confident.

Your Benefit is Secure

The most important fact that you need to know is if you are retired, you will get your benefit, paid in full, paid on time. That’s a fact.

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Essential Information for Pre-Retirement Sessions

Zoom Meeting

OCERS is now offering online retirement seminars via Zoom for those considering retirement, in lieu of in-person Pre-Retirement Sessions. This 90 minute seminar will focus on your OCERS Retirement benefits like estimating your monthly allowance, payment options, nominating beneficiaries, required documents and much more. We encourage members who may be contemplating retirement to attend a Retirement Seminar. All seminars will be held at 10 a.m.