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Orange County’s public servants are meeting this crisis with a level of courage and professionalism that fills our community with pride. Despite the efforts of our public servants, the health of thousands of County public workers is being put at risk.

This puts Orange County IN DANGER!

The Orange County Employees have demanded all public employers provide basic safety standards for all public servants in this crisis.

In short, we demand:

  • Safety at work
  • Stability in these challenging times
  • Security for them and their families

Show your support for public safety heroes, by signing our online petition. We will use your name to show community support for common sense safety solutions.

YES! I stand with our public sector workers who keep us safe!







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OCEA MEMBER COVID-19 RELATED UPDATES

Court Reporter Update - Legislative Watch

April 25, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of our lives and the impact to our work has been profound. Court Reporters and other frontline workers saw their work change. Different practices, new procedures, and altered work environments became the norm. Despite all of this, Court Reporters throughout California maintained their commitment to professional excellence. Challenging work environments required Court Reporters to go above and beyond to protect the integrity of the record.

OCEA drives approval by County Supervisors of more COVID leave

January 11, 2022

In direct response to OCEA’s demands, the Board of Supervisors (BOS) today authorized the County CEO to administer a 2022 Emergency Paid Sick Leave Program (EPSL). County workers will each receive up to 40 hours of paid sick leave for qualifying COVID-related absences.

OCEA pushes for more COVID leave time

January 7, 2022

For almost two years, County workers have fought to keep themselves safe, to protect their families, and to keep our government open. As the Omicron variant began to drive the current unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases, OCEA took action and demanded the County provide County workers with additional Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL).

The Solution is Simple: More Sick Leave

January 4, 2022

A safe workplace is the value that drives all other needs. COVID-19 has put public servants directly in harm's way. Further, the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has increased the number of positive cases exponentially. For those reasons we have requested that the County provide an additional 80 hours of COVID-19 sick leave for all OCEA-represented workers in the County. This is not an unusual request. Local public jurisdictions such as the Orange County Superior Court, the City of Anaheim, and the University of California chose to extend their internal leave programs.

AMEA: Emergency Paid Sick Leave Program Extended through April 14, 2022

January 3, 2022

As many of you know, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) required employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.

AMEA: Emergency Paid Sick Leave Program Extension

November 22, 2021

As many of you know, The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) required employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.

AMEA: Emergency Paid Sick Leave Program Expires Nov. 11

November 3, 2021

As many of you know, The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) required employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.

OCEA Letter to the Court - 6/22/2021

June 22, 2021

On June 17, OCEA notified the Court that pursuant to California law we wished to meet and confer regarding the Court’s proposed revisions to Cal/OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards.

OCEA demands meet and confer with County re: Cal/OSHA revisions

June 18, 2021

Earlier today, County Executive Officer Frank Kim sent County workers a memorandum via email regarding proposed revisions to Cal/OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards. The memorandum contained a description of changes the County intends to implement regarding face coverings, physical distancing, and future requirements applicable to members of the public.

OCEA demands meet and confer with Court re: Revisions to Cal/OSHA standards

June 17, 2021

Late yesterday, Chief Executive Officer David Yamasaki sent court employees an email regarding proposed revisions to Cal/OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards. The email contained a description of changes the Court intends to implement regarding face coverings, physical distancing, and future requirements applicable to members of the public.

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