As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and governmental recommendations, OCEA is taking steps to limit exposure by closing our building until further notice. We will, however, have staff working remotely to service all of our members’ needs as usual, and will continue to evaluate the situation as it develops.
We therefore recommend that members contact OCEA by email for questions or inquiries. As a reminder, OCEA members can contact their Labor Relations Representative, Benefits Staff, Velece Staff and Special Events through our website at ocea.org/contact.
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LATEST COVID-19 UPDATES
2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Extended to December 31, 2022
September 30, 2022
Governor Newsom has signed Assembly Bill 152 (AB 152), which extends 2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) to December 31, 2022. However, AB 152 does not provide additional EPSL hours. Workers will have to use their existing EPSL hours for absences that meet eligibility requirements.
Court Reporter Update - Legislative Watch
April 25, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of our lives and the impact to our work has been profound. Court Reporters and other frontline workers saw their work change. Different practices, new procedures, and altered work environments became the norm. Despite all of this, Court Reporters throughout California maintained their commitment to professional excellence. Challenging work environments required Court Reporters to go above and beyond to protect the integrity of the record.
OCEA drives approval by County Supervisors of more COVID leave
January 11, 2022
In direct response to OCEA’s demands, the Board of Supervisors (BOS) today authorized the County CEO to administer a 2022 Emergency Paid Sick Leave Program (EPSL). County workers will each receive up to 40 hours of paid sick leave for qualifying COVID-related absences.
OCEA pushes for more COVID leave time
January 7, 2022
For almost two years, County workers have fought to keep themselves safe, to protect their families, and to keep our government open. As the Omicron variant began to drive the current unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases, OCEA took action and demanded the County provide County workers with additional Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL).
The Solution is Simple: More Sick Leave
January 4, 2022
A safe workplace is the value that drives all other needs. COVID-19 has put public servants directly in harm's way. Further, the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has increased the number of positive cases exponentially. For those reasons we have requested that the County provide an additional 80 hours of COVID-19 sick leave for all OCEA-represented workers in the County. This is not an unusual request. Local public jurisdictions such as the Orange County Superior Court, the City of Anaheim, and the University of California chose to extend their internal leave programs.
AMEA: Emergency Paid Sick Leave Program Extended through April 14, 2022
January 3, 2022
As many of you know, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) required employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.