OCEA believes that all workers should be able to retire with dignity, and it's why we fight at the bargaining table and throughout the community to protect the secure retirements OCEA members have earned and deserve. There are also many opportunities for OCEA members to continue to stay involved in union activism after leaving public service.


Retirees in Action

The purpose of this volunteer committee is to support the mission and vision of OCEA and bring support to union members throughout Orange County. Committee members support current workers in bargaining and other advocacy opportunities, volunteer for community events, such as our various Veterans Events and Health Fairs, help with the famous OCEA Hot Dog Wagon, and more!


Orange County Employees Retirement System (OCERS)

OCEA members who work for the County, Superior Court, Sanitary District, Fire Authority and Law Library have a say in who manages their retirement security. The OCERS Board of Retirement is made up of members elected by workers and those appointed by the Board of Supervisors. The retirement security of OCEA members is a sacred trust that can only be defended by standing together.


Retired Employees Association of Orange County (REAOC)

This volunteer organization tracks information and legislation that impacts pension benefits at the local, state and federal level. REAOC members monitor OCERS policy to ensure cost of living adjustments are made in a timely manner.