Members

Overview

Members

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OCERS has two membership types, Safety and General, which are based on job classifications.

Additionally, members will fall into one of the three following categories based on their work or retirement status: Active Members, Deferred Members and Retired Members.

OCERS is a defined benefit retirement plan which provides a fixed, pre-established benefit for employees at retirement. The amount of your benefit is calculated by factors such as salary and length of service.

This website offers a wealth of information to learn more about your membership, including steps on how to plan for your transition into retirement.

Overview

Alameda Case Update
March 18, 2021

On March 15, 2021, the OCERS Board of Retirement took steps related to the implementation of the “Alameda” case (Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs Association et al v. Alameda County Employees Retirement Association and Board of Retirement of ACERA (S247095)).

The Board of Retirement approved a test and definition of normal working hours for the purposes of determining whether certain items of pay can be included in compensation earnable under the terms of the plan.

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Changes in Your Life or Job

Even if you are not ready to retire, you should be aware that OCERS will be there for important life events as they relate to your retirement benefits. Whether you are moving to a new home, have questions as it relates to dividing your retirement benefits in divorce proceedings, or are deciding how to handle your retirement contributions after terminating employment, OCERS will be ready to provide you with educational resources and exceptional member service.

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Plan Your Retirement

As a member of OCERS you are part of a program designed to help you achieve a secure future. OCERS provides eligible employees of the County of Orange and other participating employers the opportunity to earn retirement benefits they can count on. We offer a lifetime benefit at retirement, disability and survivor protection.

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Disability Retirement

If you become permanently incapacitated from performing your usual and customary job duties while a member of OCERS, you may be eligible for a Disability Retirement allowance.  If you feel you may be eligible, please contact OCERS’ Disability Section at (714) 558-6200 for the necessary forms and for more information.

If you meet the age and service requirement, you may retire for Service Retirement at any time during the processing of your disability application.

Overview

Alameda Case Update
March 18, 2021

On March 15, 2021, the OCERS Board of Retirement took steps related to the implementation of the “Alameda” case (Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs Association et al v. Alameda County Employees Retirement Association and Board of Retirement of ACERA (S247095)).

The Board of Retirement approved a test and definition of normal working hours for the purposes of determining whether certain items of pay can be included in compensation earnable under the terms of the plan.

Overview

myOCERS Member Portal Support

myOCERS Member Portal is your secure online resource for accessing your personal information from the privacy and comfort of your own home. Once you register and create your myOCERS account you can manage a number of features online.