Dear CST, Sr. CST and CSA,
We have been contacted several times in the last few days regarding rumors that the CST/Sr. CST/CSA merger will occur in February. We want to let you know that we have confirmation from Sheriff’s Command Staff that the merger will not occur in February, but that the expected implementation date is July 1, 2020. The Department will meet with OCEA in the upcoming months to discuss specific details of the proposed merger. We will assemble a team of OCEA members from each impacted classification to meet with the Department so members’ voices are heard throughout this process. Once we have identified and confirmed specific impacts from the merger, we will share them with you. We want to reiterate that the Sheriff’s Department has brought this issue to OCEA, and we will do everything that we can to ensure that this merger will result in positive career and/or economic opportunities for OCEA members.
OCEA Senior Labor Relations Representative
Publication Date: January 14, 2020