A Preview of County Retiree Payouts

It was recently reported that a Court ordered the Orange County Employees Retirement System (OCERS) to release the payroll of retirees receiving a monthly check from the system. This was in response to a lawsuit seeking the names of each such retiree and the annual amount they receive. The primary interest seems to be in those receiving $100 K a year or more in retirement pay.

The OCERS web site says they will be complying with the court order. In the meantime, I thought I would review the data on their site for an inkling of what is to come.

I found a list of over 12,000 retirees receiving a monthly check. There are about 500 in the $100K club, which calculates to about 4.3% of the retirees getting a monthly check. Of that 500 there are 12 receiving over $ 200K, a fraction of 1%.

It looks to me then like about 4.3% of the retirees in this system are in the $100K club, and about 95.7% are not. What this all means is an interesting question. When OCERS releases the payroll with names as ordered by the Court you will then have it all. Until then, this preview will help those who are interested in this subject assess the situation.

About Over But Not Out

A retired Orange County employee, and moderate Republican. The editor seriously does not know OBNO's identity as did not the former editor, but his point of view is obviously interesting and valued.