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
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.
Safety Conditions in OC Detention Facilities
April 6, 2020
As we enter a new week, I again want to say thank you for all you do for our community on the front-lines of the fight against COVID-19. You have all served with courage and professionalism in the face of the pandemic.
Public workers meet COVID-19 crisis head-on
April 3, 2020
The Voice of OC digital news publication printed an editorial written by OCEA that reflects the commitment, professionalism and dedication you and your fellow OCEA members have demonstrated to the community as the COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded. The article has my by-line but it is actually written by all of you and the work you do every day to keep Orange County safe in dangerous times.
SSO Assignment Tracker
April 2, 2020
The past few weeks have proven to be a challenge for all of us in this great nation. We have worked together as OCEA Members and Sheriff's Department employees to overcome those challenges. Despite our recent setback with the California Supreme Court, we will continue to advocate on behalf of the SSO classification.
RECAP—OCEA Membership Briefing Call-in
April 1, 2020
The COVID-19 crisis caused OCEA to examine how to successfully continue to do the essential work of advocating for your health and safety on the job. OCEA has led by example by closing our building to the public and providing all staff members with the ability to telecommute. Your health and safety remain our focus as the pandemic unfolds.