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!

Please Complete This Survey: Orangewood Facility Safety

May 26, 2023

Your participation and ideas are needed as we continue to advocate for the safety of you and your co-workers. We will benefit greatly from your responses and suggestions to improve the safety of the Orangewood facility.

County Negotiations Update: May 25, 2023

May 25, 2023

The OCEA Negotiations team met with the County on Wednesday, May 24 for our sixth formal negotiations session. You can read our last recap here. You can also review the video from our May 11 virtual membership meeting where OCEA Lead negotiator, Charles Barfield, provided an overview of negotiations.

DEADLINE IS TONIGHT: Improved Retiree Healthcare Selection

May 18, 2023

Effective June 16, 2023, the County is transitioning from the current Retiree Medical Grant to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement. The deadline to make your choice regarding the HRA is 11:59 p.m. tonight, Thurs., May 18.

OCEA VIDEO UPDATE: Here's the Current State of Negotiations

May 12, 2023

OCEA’s General Manager and lead negotiator, Charles Barfield, provides an overview of the current status of negotiations. Make no mistake—the OCEA Negotiations Team is fighting to secure a good contract for you and your co-workers!

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.

WINNERS ANNOUNCED: Mother's Day Sweeptakes

May 8, 2023

Congratulations to these OCEA members who have each won a $100 Gift Card to for Mother's Day from Orange County's Credit Union.

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.

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.

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Kendall Ackroyd
Alfonso Alvarez
Victor Arizmendi
Analilia Barajas
Adrian Bogarin
Denise Boyd
Felicia Burkeman
Myrtle Campos
Shannon Captain
Yajaira Cervantes
Eva Cruz
Elizabeth Davis
Jose Flores
Cheryl Fuller
Tracy Gentry
Janet Gomez
Jose Gomez
Tricia Guinto
Michelle Grahovac
Stephanie Hardy
Minda Herman
Laura Hosfeld
Jeff Kanarek
Randy Lopez
Maureen Loya
Pamela Loza
Stephanie Marquina
Debra Martin
Santiago Mendez
Michael Mestas
Jazmin Morales Rosas
Julie T. Ngo
Alma Nichols
Angela Perez
John Provencio
Susana Quintanilla
Vanessa Razo
Rhonda Reed
Christina Tompkins
Frances Tu
Dena Turrietta
Sara Uberti
Veronica Valadez
Rachel Vo
CJ Wilkerson
Lois Wilson
Doug Windsor
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