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OCERS’ CIO, Named in Forbes’ 50 Over 50 List – Investment
August 2, 2023

OCERS' Chief Investment Officer, Molly Murphy, named and recognized on the prestigious 2023 Forbes’ 50 Over 50 -- Investment List!

Forbes' 50 Over 50 List is a distinguished annual compilation that celebrates outstanding women over 50 who have made significant contributions and demonstrated exceptional achievements in their respective fields. Ms. Murphy's inclusion on this esteemed list speaks volumes about her remarkable expertise, leadership, and accomplishments in the investment landscape.


Current Status on OCERS Implementation of the Alameda Decision
June 15, 2023

OCERS staff continue to make progress on implementing the Alameda Decision. Benefit recalculations are ongoing, with approximately 220 (out of 616) remaining. Additionally, 328 are on hold pending the review of the County Resolution that could impact the retirement benefit calculations for several specialized law enforcement units.

All active and deferred contributions and interest refunds have been processed.



Portfolio Update Regarding Recent Bank Failures
March 17, 2023 Update

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Last week, Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank were closed by regulators.  Subsequently, the Federal Reserve established a rescue program with “bridge” banks established for both in order to insure deposits and resume operations.  There are two other banks that are sufficiently weakened as to require capital, First Republic Bank and Credit Suisse.  These two banks received infusions of capital earlier this week in order to continue operations while longer-term solutions are sought. 


OCERS Benefits Are Secure
January 26, 2023 Update

​An important message from Steve Delaney, OCERS Chief Executive Officer

During times of market volatility and economic uncertainty it is important to let members know that their OCERS benefits are secure. The OCERS Board of Retirement has taken a number of important measures over the years to ensure our members receive a secure and reliable retirement.


OCERS Chief Investment Officer Molly A. Murphy Honored
January 17, 2023

Molly A. Murphy

OCERS CIO Molly A. Murphy has been named on Chief Investment Officer  (CIO) magazine’s ”2022 Power 100″ list.

The CIO Editorial Staff announced the list of the world’s top Chief Investment Officers whose ranks include investment professionals from across the United States, as well as Canada, Europe, Asia, New Zealand and Australia.


“Alameda” Decision Update
December 21, 2022

The Orange County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution on December 20, 2022, possibly impacting the retirement benefits of some AOCDS members, specifically Peace Officers and Supervising Peace Officers with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.

Orange County Employees Retirement System (OCERS) is reviewing the resolution carefully, engaging with our Legal Team, and with County of Orange staff to determine the potential impact to active, deferred, and retired members.


Customer Service Update
March 14, 2022

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The last two years have been a challenging time for all our members, including the dedicated staff here at OCERS. Throughout the two-year pandemic, our team has continued to serve members via the myOCERS member portal, over the phone, as well as using tools such as the website, online seminars, email and traditional mail.

Even as the nation slowly returns to normal, OCERS’ staff has been faced by another challenge – a record-setting number of retirements. 


Secure Drop Box Installed In OCERS Lobby

OCERS Drop Box

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, OCERS’ staff is working remotely and is available during all regular business hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m.), Monday-Friday. The OCERS team is assisting members with all their retirement needs over the phone during this period.

Additionally, OCERS has installed a secure Drop Box for your convenience. You can now drop off paperwork, correspondence, and parcels that are within 11.5 x 7.3 x 9.3 inches in size

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