Board Approves Buyout Package for 150 Workers

From Times Staff Reports

The Orange County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved an early-retirement package for 150 county employees.

The county's second buyout offer in four months was approved 5 to 0 without discussion. The departures would affect the health care and community services agencies and child support services. Eligible employees have until March 31 to opt for retirement to receive credit for two extra years of service. That would increase a typical retiree's pension 4%.

The December buyout resulted in 117 employees taking early retirement, nearly all from the Social Services Agency.

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