Our Community: Our County
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.
COMMON SENSE SAFETY SOLUTIONSOCEA letter to County CEO—3/13/20 OCEA Solutions for Workplace Protections
EDITORIALSOrange County Public Servants Speak Out About Workplace Safety Let's keep public servants working to keep our communities safe Local public servants meeting the covid-19 crisis head-on
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GENERAL GUIDANCE AND RESOURCES
OCEA MEMBER COVID-19 RELATED UPDATES
Clarification on Court Pay Practices
April 8, 2020
First of all, let me say that OCEA hopes that each and every one of you are safe and healthy. Life, including work life, will resume to normal at some point in time. By closing nearly every aspect of Court operations and sending nearly all staff home with full pay, the Court has led the way in this instance, protecting their workforce from greater exposure to this virus.
Safety Conditions in OC Detention Facilities
April 6, 2020
As we enter a new week, I again want to say thank you for all you do for our community on the front-lines of the fight against COVID-19. You have all served with courage and professionalism in the face of the pandemic.
Public workers meet COVID-19 crisis head-on
April 3, 2020
The Voice of OC digital news publication printed an editorial written by OCEA that reflects the commitment, professionalism and dedication you and your fellow OCEA members have demonstrated to the community as the COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded. The article has my by-line but it is actually written by all of you and the work you do every day to keep Orange County safe in dangerous times.
SSO Assignment Tracker
April 2, 2020
The past few weeks have proven to be a challenge for all of us in this great nation. We have worked together as OCEA Members and Sheriff's Department employees to overcome those challenges. Despite our recent setback with the California Supreme Court, we will continue to advocate on behalf of the SSO classification.
RECAP—OCEA Membership Briefing Call-in
April 1, 2020
The COVID-19 crisis caused OCEA to examine how to successfully continue to do the essential work of advocating for your health and safety on the job. OCEA has led by example by closing our building to the public and providing all staff members with the ability to telecommute. Your health and safety remain our focus as the pandemic unfolds.
COVID-19 Message to AMEA Members
March 30, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented us with challenges none of us ever expected to face. Be assured that each day your AMEA Board of Directors and Officers are working diligently to ensure that you and your families are both safe and secure.
TUESDAY, March 31: OCEA Membership Briefing Call-in
March 29, 2020
Our County, our state, our nation, and the entire planet faces an unprecedented challenge from the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past few weeks, each day has brought changes for every OCEA member.
County agendizes Emergency Paid Sick Leave for next weeks Board meeting
March 27, 2020
Today concludes week two of OCEA’s response to the unprecedented workplace impacts triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Protecting the community is what you and your coworkers signed up to do, and nurses, social workers, educators, public safety officials, and others are meeting that challenge every day. In a crisis like this, there are no “non-essential” public workers.
COVID-19 update for Court workers
March 27, 2020
Today concludes week two of our response to the unprecedented workplace impacts triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. In a new development, California's Chief Justice has approved an extension on Court closures through April 24, 2020. You can read an email update sent today from the Court below.
Superior Court: COVID-19 Payroll Coding Update
March 24, 2020
Thank you to the Court Stewards participating in today's conference call. One of the items reported by your workplace leaders is a gap that now exists in Court communications to its workers resulting from Justice Center closures. This afternoon, we received an email communication from the Court containing detailed information on completing your time cards.