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



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.



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.

Update: Re-opening plans for OCFA Headquarters

May 14, 2020

Statewide legislation can have a profound impact on working people, whether in the form of attacks, such as efforts to dismantle retirement security for working Americans, or opportunities to advance issues of fairness, such as requiring employers to pay overtime.

Editorial: OC Public Servants Speak Out About Workplace Safety

May 11, 2020

Your workplace safety is OCEA's top priority. You and your coworkers have given us the data we need to push our public employers in the right direction when it comes to protecting you and your family from the Coronavirus at work.

COVID-19 resources for you and your family

May 8, 2020

Our County, our state, our nation, and the entire planet faces an unprecedented challenge from the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of us have had our personal and professional lives upended by changing public health conditions, changing workplace environments, and more. But one thing has not changed - OCEA's commitment to you and your co-workers.

OCEA Update - Safety Survey Results!

May 4, 2020

Thank you to everyone who completed the OCEA Safety Survey last week. As evidenced by the statistics and testimony from public workers, massive safety gaps exist for essential frontline workers.

Update - Confirmed COVID-19 cases at the Jails

April 28, 2020

We wanted to provide you with an update on workplace safety conditions among the Orange County Jail’s Correctional Health staff.

Reminder: Take the OCEA Safety Survey

April 25, 2020

Thank you for continued leadership and service during this public health crisis. In the past weeks, workers have fought for additional safety measures in their workplace resulting in modified work arrangements, social distancing in the workplace, and additional protection for essential frontline workers who cannot telecommute.

Editorial: Keep Public Servants Working to Keep Our Communities Safe

April 24, 2020

The Voice of OC digital news publication posted an editorial written by OCEA General Manager Charles Barfield. CB advocates that Washington D.C. provide additional critical financial support for local government in response to the pandemic.

Orangewood Update - COVID-19

April 23, 2020

We have received numerous inquiries from OCEA members at Orangewood concerned about exposure to the COVID-19 virus and threats to their health.

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