Tag Archive for Pension Reform

OCEA’s Berardino: Time to move forward, not back, on pensions

Nick Berardino-OCYD Clinton Awards

On Sunday, Orange County Employees Association (OCEA) General Manager Nick Berardino responded to Supervisor John Moorlach’s op-ed regarding the looming state and local budget shortfalls and the impact of public employee pensions on that crisis. Berardino points out that OCEA members have taken the lead in reform and Moortlach’s rhetoric does more to move us backwards on the road towards futher cooperation.

Nguyen and Campbell Sound Off On Hybrid Pension Debate

There has been a lot of criticism of the innovative employee pension plan negotiated by the Orange County Board of Supervisors and the labor unions representing County workers and managers. The innovative hybrid defined-benefit and 401(a) plan, first negotiated with Orange County Employees Association (OCEA) currently offers new employees the opportunity to select a lower…

Register editorial beats up Nelson on pensions

This editorial in today’s OC Register looks like a clear case of buyer’s remorse when if comes to backing a candidate for office — in this case, the candidacy of Shawn Nelson who won the June election to finish Chris Norbys term as 4th District Supervisor. While the Register didn’t credit this blog for breaking…

Sidhu Slams Nelson for taking public employee pension

The inevitable fallout from our revelation last week that Shawn Nelson decided to opt-in to the county defined benefit pension plan has begun. In a press statement released this morning, 4th District Orange County Supervisor candidate Harry Sidhu slammed Supervisor Shawn Nelson for opting-in to the county employee retirement system. Below is the release: Harry…

County Pension Reform Legislation Moves Out of Committee

Senate Bill SB752 was heard this morning in the Assembly Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security Committee. The legislation will enable a second-tier pension option for new and existing Orange County employees that was negotiated as part of the new contract agreements for county workers represented by the Orange County Employee’s Association. The option is expected…