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.

Attention! New Benefits Administration goes live June 1

May 19, 2020

The County of Orange is moving from current benefits administrator Secova to Alight Solutions (Alight) as of June 1, 2020. Transition letters informing County employees, Court workers and retired participants were sent last week. This is not an OCEA-negotiated change. Our employers are not obligated to meet and confer on such an issue. We do, however, want to make sure you are receiving the information you need.

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.

Deadline approaching! Annual Leave conversion to Healthcare

May 13, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has dramatically impacted all of us and worker leave balances may be more influx than ever. Our negotiated contracts with the County included a transition from the Annual Leave system to Healthcare and Vacation Leave, which provides much of the same flexibility as Annual Leave, while at the same time providing the security of being able to cash out more hours with no approval required. Another component of the conversion allows OCEA-represented employees a one-time election to convert an unlimited amount of Annual Leave over to Healthcare Leave.

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.

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