OCEA News

Information is power, and OCEA members receive regular email, text and social media updates about workplace issues and news. Many of those emails are archived below.

Update! ER Site Visit/Meet and Confer

March 12, 2020

During a recent site visit, ER workers clearly conveyed their concerns with the action by ER management to extend the hours when you are assigned a PM shift from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Your co-workers communicated multiple problems, of which the two most critical areas of concern were safety issues caused by staff being out until almost midnight and negative impacts to home/work balance.

Proposed CST/CSA merger update

March 6, 2020

On Monday, March 2, 2020, OCEA members and staff met with representatives of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, County Human Resources Services and County Counsel to kick off discussions regarding the Sheriff’s Department’s desire to merge the CST/Sr. CST and CSA classifications. While the Sheriff’s Department initiated these conversations, OCEA has a duty to meet and confer with the Department on any impacts to our classifications. At this time the Department is simply beginning the process of studying the classifications and their job duties. No decisions on what the final merger will look like have been made.

LPS Update - March 5, 2020

March 5, 2020

Your LPS team met this week at OCEA to prepare for our next meeting with the Court on March 19th. Last month, the Court provided the committee its initial recommendations on duties and compensation.

CMCEA Bargaining Update - March 5, 2020

March 5, 2020

Our current MOU with the City expires on June 30, 2020 and landing a new contract that includes the wages and benefits that you and your family deserve is our top priority.

Deadline March 6! - PORAC scholarship applications

March 3, 2020

Keeping the American Dream alive for young people means a college education, and paying for one can be a substantial barrier for many working families. The OCEA-affiliated organization PORAC, which stands for Peace Officers Research Association of California, offers a scholarship annually.

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