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




Dependent Care Reimbursement Account Update

April 14, 2020

Late last week County Human Resource Services (HRS) sent a notice to workers currently enrolled in a pre-tax Dependent Care Reimbursement Account (DCRA).

Attention SSA Workers: Important COVID-19 Update

April 14, 2020

Over these past few weeks, many of you have expressed concerns with insufficient social distancing and personal protective equipment at your worksites. Your coworkers and OCEA Stewards report that managers are resisting alternatives to in-person meetings/visits for non-imminent cases that reduce exposure to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

COVID-19 Testing For ALL Sheriff's Department Personnel

April 11, 2020

Many of you have recently contacted OCEA regarding an April 9 Internal Bulletin titled "COVID-19 Testing of Symptomatic Sworn Personnel.” The Bulletin did not mention testing availability for other workers at the Sheriff’s Department.

Postponement of Annual Meeting/Election

April 9, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic crisis has impacted all of our lives in big ways and small. City Hall is closed to the public and the AMEA office is temporarily closed. The Governor, the California Department of Health, and the Orange County Medical Officer have issued a series of directives regarding personal conduct during the pandemic, including a ban on large gatherings and numerous other social distancing measures.

COVID-19 Update from OCEA

April 8, 2020

You and your co-workers continue to make the community proud and grateful as you provide essential services to County residents with remarkable dedication and professionalism. It is public health professionals and other essential workers who are key to helping pull us through the historic COVID-19 pandemic.

Clarification on Court Pay Practices

April 8, 2020

First of all, let me say that OCEA hopes that each and every one of you are safe and healthy. Life, including work life, will resume to normal at some point in time. By closing nearly every aspect of Court operations and sending nearly all staff home with full pay, the Court has led the way in this instance, protecting their workforce from greater exposure to this virus.

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