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.

REMINDER: Negotiations Virtual Meeting this Thursday, May 11

May 9, 2023

To provide a more comprehensive overview of where negotiations stand and to answer any questions, the negotiations team will hold a Virtual Membership Meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 11.

Improved Retiree Healthcare Selection Deadline is May 18!

May 8, 2023

Effective June 16, 2023, the County is transitioning from the current Retiree Medical Grant to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement. You have two options: 1) ROLLOVER the value of your Retiree Medical Grant to an HRA or 2) RETAIN the frozen Retiree Medical Grant. The deadline to make this choice is by 11:59 p.m. Thursday, May 18.

Laguna Niguel Negotiations Update & Membership Meetings

May 5, 2023

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the OCEA ratification meeting on Tuesday, May 2. At the meeting members of each bargaining unit represented by OCEA (the Maintenance, Clerical and Technical, and the Middle Management Professional and Supervisory) voted whether to approve or reject the tentative agreement reached during negotiations.

Velece Client Appreciation Day: June 2, 2023

May 5, 2023

Join us 11 a.m.-1 p.m. for lunch and take a spin on our prize wheel. Agents will be on hand to answer any insurance questions you may have.

Meeting Postponed for IHSS Summer Vacation Guidelines

May 5, 2023

The County postponed our meeting with SSA Management regarding the Summer Vacation Guidelines recently sent to IHSS workers to Monday, May 11. As you know from our previous email, we need more input from IHSS workers like yourselves. This postponement allows us more time to include the voices of you and your co-workers in this process.

Negotiations Update: May 4, 2023

May 4, 2023

The OCEA Negotiations team met with the County on Wednesday, May 3 for our fourth formal negotiations session.

BCEA Negotiation Update: May 3, 2023

May 3, 2023

Your BCEA Negotiations Team met with the City for a negotiations' session Tuesday, May 2. During this meeting we presented our first proposal.

IHSS Summer Vacation Guidelines Update

May 3, 2023

OCEA is aware of the Summer Vacation Guidelines recently sent to IHSS workers. Thank you to those who reached out about this issue. We were advised during the last Caseload Management Forum that a revised policy regarding summer and holiday time off requests was forthcoming. However, no details were shared at the time.

SAMA Membership Meeting: Monday, May 8 at Noon

May 3, 2023

OCEA and SAMA will have a membership meeting at Noon Monday, May 8, in the OCEA Assembly Room to provide updates. Lunch will be provided.

LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE: Lakers vs. Warriors Fri., May 12

May 2, 2023

The Lakers are playing the Golden State Warriors early in the NBA Playoffs in a rivalry for the history books! We have an extremely limited number of tickets available now for $175 each (300 Level).

REMINDER: Laguna Niguel Membership Meeting & Ratification Vote

May 1, 2023

Please join us for a membership meeting and ratification vote on our Tentative Agreement, noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, May 2 at Crown Valley Community Center.

OCFA contract approved by JPA Board

April 28, 2023

We are happy to announce that the Orange County Fire Authority JPA voted unanimously to adopt our Tentative Agreement!

Negotiations Update: April 27, 2023

April 27, 2023

The OCEA negotiations team met with the County on Wednesday, April 26 for our third formal negotiations session.

Mother's Day Sweepstakes | Now thru Friday, May 5

April 26, 2023

We’re celebrating Mother’s Day with our OCEA Members by hosting a special sweepstakes going on through May 5, 2023!

MAY 11: FVGEA General Membership Meeting

April 26, 2023

Now’s the time to GET INVOLVED in your union! Your FVGEA Board—President Tim Davis and Board members Monica Kerr and Joanne Minney—will be stepping down from the Board this year, as all have retirement plans on the horizon.

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