COVID-19 Updates

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.

 

 

LATEST COVID-19 UPDATES

COVID-19 resources for you and your family

July 21, 2020

As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues its disruptions to our lives and workplaces, we wanted to send you a brief reminder regarding our OCEA Resource Directory currently available on our website. We have compiled this resource document to help you navigate services available in your community and our state.

AMEA update: COVID-19 City budget impacts

July 17, 2020

As you know, our scheduled wage increase has been implemented. From the outset, we have strongly encouraged the City to approach its financial challenges wisely and cautiously. To date, that is what the City has done. We have not had any further discussions with the City or been informed of any negative impact of the City's financial condition on AMEA members. We do know that the City's budget shortfall has been reduced somewhat because of certain COVID-19 related expenses the City has been able to receive reimbursement for through the federal CARES Act.

County adopts voluntary incentives for worker resignations, retirements

July 16, 2020

On Tuesday, the County Board of Supervisors adopted a Voluntary Incentive Program (VIP) that establishes incentives to workers to voluntarily leave the County workforce. The Board also approved a voluntary furlough program, and the ability to opt out of the Sharewell PPO Health Plan. Today, County Human Resources held two information seminars via Zoom to explain the new program.

Reminder: Safety Survey Deadline Tomorrow Night!

July 6, 2020

As the opening of the economy fluctuates and reported COVID-19 cases are steadily increasing, you and many of your coworkers are being asked to return to the workplace.

Safety Survey 2.0 Deadline Extended!

July 3, 2020

The response to OCEA's Safety Survey 2.0 has been excellent and I want to thank all OCEA members who have provided an honest and clear view of safety conditions in your workplace. We just discovered that the service receiving and compiling your survey data is down for maintenance and won't be back online in time to give everyone a chance to respond.

Safety Survey Deadline Tomorrow Night!

July 2, 2020

Throughout this historic public health crisis, you and your coworkers have been serving the community with courage and professionalism. The COVID-19 pandemic presents our generation with a once in a lifetime challenge and OCEA members are leading the frontline response. One of the critical roles our union plays is to ensure through our unity that we keep all workers safe.

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