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.
OCEA TICKETS & DISCOUNTS—ANGELS AND LAKERS GAMES HAVE BEEN POSTPONED
As we receive more information from the NBA and MLB, we will reach out to those who've purchased tickets to the postponed Angels and Lakers games. Please call the Special Events Office or use the Contact Us link above to reach out via email to inquire about ticket refunds.
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.
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.
OCEA Safety Survey 2.0 - PLEASE COMPLETE
June 30, 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. We know the only real leadership we can count on is the Union Strong leadership we provide ourselves. One of the critical roles our union plays is to ensure through our unity that we keep all workers safe.
Video Update: Workplace Safety and COVID-19 Financial Impact
June 26, 2020
As the County prepares to implement return-to-workplace plans, I wanted to provide an update via video on two issues: Workplace Safety; and the Financial Impacts of COVID-19.
COVID-19 Testing Update - WJC
June 22, 2020
Thank you for notifying OCEA of your concerns regarding the Court’s handling of a recent confirmed COVID-19 test. You are the eyes and ears of OCEA in the workplace and it is concerned members like you who help ensure the health and safety of every Court worker.
Update! Court Re-open Plan
May 29, 2020
Over the past ten (10) weeks, we have witnessed unprecedented events related to the COVID-19 pandemic. As you enter the workplace, it is more important than ever for the Court to apply a common sense approach in providing a safe work environment.
Update: AMEA Executive Board discussion with City Manager
May 25, 2020
We hope this email finds you and your family safe. The events of the past few months have been both highly unique and highly unsettling. First the COVID-19 crisis hit, then the City changed City Managers. Disneyland closed, the Convention Center effectively shut down, and hotels either closed or continued to operate with drastically reduced occupancy.