Social Services Agency

OCEA members in the Social Services Agency are represented by union stewards and a professional staff of labor relations representatives. Standing together, every OCEA member in the Social Services Agency plays a role in achieving better wages, retirement security and fair rights on the job.

The information below is a resource for all OCEA members in the Social Services Agency. Below, you will find a list of stewards and staff representatives for OCEA members assigned to the Social Services Agency. You’ll also find the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which is the negotiated union contract that sets forth the wages, hours and working conditions guiding your employment. And you can also find updates and news from OCEA about what’s happening in your agency and across the County.

Stay informed: Union news that affects you!

Memorial Day and the meaning of sacrifice

May 25, 2020

Our national holidays can provide you, me, and every American an opportunity to put aside our differences and remember those things that bind us together as a nation. Even as our country stands divided in one of the most politically polarized environments since the 1960s, we can all stand together to honor and respect the sacrifices made by so many to preserve our American values and keep our country safe.

Fiscal year vacation use deadline coming up!

May 22, 2020

This is clearly a time of uncertainty and workplace disruption. Your family, your safety, and your job security are all paramount. Vacation hours and usage may not be at the top of everyone's mind.

Newport Rib Co's Memorial Day offer benefitting Heroes Hall

May 21, 2020

One of Orange County's premiere restaurants, the Newport Rib Company, is hosting a Memorial Day fundraiser for the Heroes Hall Foundation—the organization that manages the Heroes Hall Veterans Museum in Costa Mesa.

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.

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.

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Virginia Acosta
Magul Ahmath
Alfonso Alvarez
Victor Arizmendi
Judi Arroyo
Adrian Bogarin
Denise Boyd
Felicia Burkeman
Myrtle Campos
Shannon Captain
Leslie Catalan
Yajaira Cervantes
Frank Cienfuegos
Eric Dalnes
Elizabeth Davis
Cheryl Fuller
Butch Garcia
Jose Gomez
Stephanie Hardy
Minda Herman
Laura Hosfeld
Elizabeth (Doddie) Juarez
Jeff Kanarek
Randy Lopez
Maureen Loya
Pamela Loza
Debra Martin
Rush McKnight
Jose Mendez
Michael Mestas
Dionne Moffat
Jazmin Morales Rosas
Julie T. Ngo
Paul Nguyen
Angela Perez
Marie Price
Tony Quezada
Susana Quintanilla
Karen Rader
Vanessa Razo
Ronald Robles
David Rock
Ron Toole
Tiana-Vanessa Tovar
Frances Tu
Dena Turrietta-Quevedo
Veronica Valadez
Rachel Vo
Natalie Wiens
Janet Yount


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