What are Contribution Rates?
You automatically become a member of OCERS on the date you first
start employment with an OCERS covered employer. And during
your employment you contribute a percentage of your pay each pay
period through automatic payroll deductions which are submitted
to OCERS and posted into your Retirement Account.
percentage amount is your Contribution Rate, which is determined
annually by OCERS' actuary and is available on OCERS'
OCERS Employee Contribution Rates are based on three
components: Your Employer, Your Benefit Plan, and your entry
age, which is your age at the time you first started employment
with an OCERS-covered employer and became a member of OCERS.
additional or alternate contribution rates may have been established
in MOU and PSR provisions. Contact your HR department
for those agreements.
How do you figure out what your Contribution Rate is?
This information is available in your
account. Or under
the Employer and Employee Contribution Rates section of this webpage:
Select your Employer from the drop down list
Under the Employee Contribution Rates section of the
chart, locate your entry age
(far left column) and your plan (top row). This is your
What are Reverse Pickups?
In addition to OCERS contribution rates, if you
work for certain
bargaining units within the County of Orange, OCERS, O.C.
Superior Court, LAFCO, O.C. Children and Families, or O.C.
Library you may be subject to an additional reverse pickup
percentage. The reverse pickup amount is paid in addition to
your regular OCERS contributions. These rates are set by the
employer and used to offset the employer’s ongoing pension
Click here to
view the Reverse Pickup Rates
Locate your Employer, your bargaining unit and then your plan.
This is your reverse pickup rate.
Add your reverse pickup rate to your OCERS contribution rate to
percentage that will be deducted each pay period and posted to
your OCERS Retirement account.
If your employer or bargaining unit is not listed on the reverse
pickup rate chart, then you may not be subject to paying a
reverse pickup. You can confirm this by contacting your Human
Resource or Payroll Department, or OCERS. Click here for a list of bargaining units.
How do I find out what my OCERS entry age or plan
information is available
account. Here you will be able to securely view your Entry Age,
Plan, Eligible Years of Service earned, Contributions paid,
and so much more. Registration is
required for all users.