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OCEA EMPLOYEE The official publication of the Orange County Employees Association

MAY/JUNE 2008

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95% of the employees in our eight County units received a salary increase of at least 3%! These salary increases were negotiated by OCEA in 2007, when OCEA and the County reached two-year contracts for all eight of our County bargaining units. Every employee in OCEA’s County bargaining units received a 2.5% base general wage increase on June 20, 2008. In addition, all employees in classifications other than the very highest paid classifications in the market (according to the County Compensation Survey) received an additional market increase on that day. In short, all employees in our eight County units received a 2.5% general salary increase. For most employees, an additional market adjustment is added to that percentage! (The foregoing applies only to our eight County units. In our three Court units, the 3% general salary increase negotiated by OCEA will go into effect on September 26, 2008.)

For complete details, check out OCEA’s website:

www.oceamember.org


OCEA EMPLOYEE VOLUME 61

ISSUE 3

MAY/JUNE 2008

FEATURES 2 President’s Message

Do you really think you are keeping up with inflation?

3 General Manager’s Message Unions are the light at the end of the tunnel for all of working America, and not just for union members!

5 May 15 — Day of Action

Many California labor unions met for a rally to protest Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposed budget cuts.

7 OCEA Presents . . .

Each month, we hold special gettogethers!

10 OCEA Hot Dog Days

We are having fun, big time!

13 Public Information Request

OCEA stands up for the privacy rights of our members.

15 2008 Leadership Conference Topflight speakers were a hallmark of this year’s conference!

18 Our Elected Officials

Lets meet some of them!

25 OCEA Cities and Districts Check out the photos!

28 Special Events & Discounts

OCEA members can save money!

DEPARTMENTS 9 OCEA LMC Updates 22 OCEA New Members 32 OCEA Classifieds

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headed? See page 5!

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Cover Captions:

2009 Bargaining Comi

OCEA was well represented at the May 15, 2008, “Day of Action” rally at the Plaza of the Flags in the Santa Ana Civic Center. See page 5.

OCEA: Organizing Intern

OCEA Stewards Shanon Sipilovic (Superior Court), left, and Gayle McQuown (Superior Court), at our 2008 OCEA Leadership Conference. See page 15.

OCEA Presents! (Page 7)

ally to Strengthen our

Leadership (Page 15)

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OCEA President’s Message Why Do Some People Keep Saying, “The Middle Class is Doing Great,” and “We’re Doing Better Than Ever”? People who tell us “we’re okay financially” may have any number of basic premises which lead them to that conclusion. Usually, it all comes down to the person’s opinion, which isn’t really supported by anything other than their own personallyheld beliefs. Fundamentally, these people are using faulty comparisons, which, in effect, tell us “things could be worse.” I think we all understand that things could be worse. We get that. We are thankful for all the things we have. But for most of us, and for most of the middle class, we are not paid what we should be paid, when you consider our productivity. People who say “we’re doing okay” tend to look at their own income, and they tend to say, “Look, I’m making more money each year! I’m even beating inflation!” Actually, the first part of that is true of a lot of people. But don’t jump on the bandwagon too quickly. In a vacuum, the fact that your pay is going up doesn’t mean much. That’s almost always been

the pattern. But this man here, and that woman there, claim that they are actually beating inflation! But are they really? All they really say, usually, is that their pay level is growing faster than the rate of inflation. There are several problems with this simplistic approach.

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cheaper ways to accomplish more. Your wages have gone up because in essence you aren’t doing the same job! You are, in short, being more productive. You should be getting paid more, because you are producing more. When you ponder the job you are doing now, think about whether your increases in pay are commensurate with the increase in the benefit you provide to your employer. Of course, there are

“You are not ‘beating inflation’ if your increased pay is based on longer hours, higher-skilled work, or, in fact, anything other than the precise work you were formerly doing.” First, “beating inflation” doesn’t mean much, if you can’t afford childcare for your kids, if you’re putting off dental care, if you haven’t been to the movies in over a year, and if you only eat out once a month. It doesn’t mean much if you have to stint on Christmas presents again this year, you haven’t taken a trip in five years, and the dream of owning your own home is just that: a dream. Secondly, you are not “beating inflation” if your increased pay is based on longer hours, higher-skilled work, or, in fact, anything other than the precise work you were formerly doing.

Alan Greenspan was chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve of the United States, from 1987 to 2006. He is among the many who have made close studies of inflation and its causes. Directly or indirectly, he has influenced today’s economic thought. While some inflation may have a beneficial effect on the economy, that’s not the day-to-day experience of our OCEA members!

Frank Eley OCEA President

exceptions, but this is often a pretty valid way of looking at things! At OCEA, we are aware of all of this when we negotiate for salary increases. But remember, the negotiated salary increases are not “cost of living” increases. Bargaining is a complex process. The increases in the cost of living are a factor, of course, but many other factors play a part, including (for example) the salaries that are paid by competing jurisdictions, and even the fact that our MOUs are ultimately implemented only subject to approval by the public agency’s governing body.

Are you getting paid more because you were promoted? Then it doesn’t matter if your salary doubled in one year because of that. You still are not beating inflation in any meaningful way. It’s like saying some distant cousin left you a bunch of money, and that allowed you to beat inflation, or that you sold a collection of rare books, and you added that money to your earnings, and (after that) you came out ahead of inflation.

When all the dust settles, we have always done the best we could for our members. But are you really beating inflation? Don’t be too quick to say, “Yes!”

Let’s keep it simple. As time goes on, you become more experienced, you gain more skills, and you develop smarter and

Frank Eley OCEA President


OCEA General Manager’s Message Unions: The Light at the End of the Tunnel Have you received a merit increase lately? They’re nice when they happen, but when you reach the top of your range, your main reliance is on the salary increases which OCEA negotiates periodically. That’s because, when you reach the top of your 12-step range, you have peaked out! If you are hired at Step 4, you’ll generally be at the top of your range in about 4 years or less, even with just standard performance. Granted, this is a somewhat simplified discussion. But the point is that workers tend not to share in the wealth produced by their increased productivity. To a lot of us, that does not seem right or fair. It’s the same concept on which the union song “Solidarity Forever” was based. Here’s an excerpt: It is we who plowed the prairies; built the cities where they trade; Dug the mines and built the workshops; endless miles of railroad laid. Now we stand outcast and starving, ’midst the wonders we have made; But the Union makes us strong.

enterprise, competition, and building a better mousetrap. But the deck is stacked against the little guy, because big business supports the “system” as it now exists. And I’m not focussing on Republicans in these statements. The Democrats, who overall have a better reputation for supporting labor than do the Republicans, also have at best an uneven record when it comes to supporting the working person. A lot of it, unfortunatley, has to do with the fact that both of the major parties, Republican and Democrat, rely on corporate America for their success—and even their survival. Here in Orange County, we generally have Republicans in office, and this is certainly true of the Board of Supervisors. All of the Supervisors are doing their best to represent their constituents, and to act for the betterment of the County, according to their best judgment. I have had the opportunity to work with all five Board members. All of them are

Nick Berardino OCEA General Manager

intelligent, civil, and willing to speak with labor representatives. Yet for the most part they have deeply-ingrained political philosophies that often influence their decision-making, and which sometimes conflict with the needs of working families. So, as you contemplate all of the political activity going on in this major election year, keep in mind that the problems facing you as a working man or woman are not easily solved, given the state of politics! Your best course of action is to stay involved with OCEA. Unions are really the light at the end of the tunnel for all of working America, and not just for union members! In solidarity,

Nick Berardino OCEA General Manager

This is powerful language, and it does not apply literally to many of us, but the principle certainly does. Per hour of toil and sweat, we are earning about the same as we did 40 years ago. Why is this? Productivity per hour has skyrocted, but real wages have remained about the same! Why? Because a great deal of the wealth created by our work is going to a select few. In Orange County, we tend to be very “free-enterprise”-oriented. We tend to identify with the wealthy people and say, “That could be me someday.” It’s definitely a good feeling, and it is in keeping with the fact that America is, indeed, “the land of the free, and the home of the brave,” and an incredible “land of opportunity.” But what is often overlooked is the unfair advantage that the government gives to the rich people, the wealthy. I’m all for free

“Dug the mines and built the workshops”—and also built the airplanes. In this World War II photograph, we see a woman working at the Vega Aircraft Corporation, in Burbank, in 1942. She is shown checking electrical assemblies. OCEA EMPLOYEE

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Orange County Employees Association

OFFICERS Frank Eley...............................................................President Robert Gibson..........................................1st Vice President Arlyn Buck............................................. 2nd Vice President Lezlee Neebe...........................................................Secretary Ron Cooper.............................................................Treasurer

It’s that time again! This year, OCEA benefit plan open-enrollment will be September 22 through October 24, 2008. This is your annual opportunity to make changes to your Health and Welfare and supplemental benefit elections. Among other things, during OCEA open enrollment you may make a wide variety of permissible changes, such as adding or dropping dependents, changing option packages, and (for OCEA members) upgrading certain plans. Watch for Open Enrollment Packets! In mid-September, OCEA will mail openenrollment packets to eligible employees. If you want to make changes, follow the instructions in the packet, and be sure to mail or deliver your changes to OCEA on or before October 24. If you fail to make changes during the open enrollment period, with limited exceptions you will not be able to change your benefit elections until open enrollment in late 2009. (Remember, OCEA is not part of the County’s “pony” system.) Open enrollment is a great time to review your benefit needs and those of your family, reassess your current benefits, and examine your many alternatives. For help, call an OCEA Benefits Administrator at (714) 835-3355.

Cheryl Neuenschwander........................Insurance Officer

COMMITTEE CHAIRS Arlyn Buck.............................................................. Courtesy Arlyn Buck.....................................................Special Events Ron Cooper................................................................ Bylaws Frank Eley............................................................Retirement Chris Prevatt........................................................ Legislative Lezlee Neebe.........................Magazine/Communications

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Russell Baldwin......................................... Forensic Science Arlyn Buck.................................................... Social Services Luisa Camino.......................................SSA/Adult Services Alan Dean Clow........................................ Public Defender Ron Cooper...............................................Assessor’s Office Becki Daher..................................................Sheriff-Coroner Frank Eley................................ OC Public Works (RDMD) Jeff Gallagher.........................................................Probation Eusebio “Butch” Garcia.....................Social Services Agency Robert Gibson........................................................Probation Steven Johnson................................... Health Care Agency John Leos................................................................Probation Lezlee Neebe......................................Superior Court Clerk Cheryl Neuenschwander..................Superior Court Clerk Phyllis Oudmayer......................... Child Support Services Chris Prevatt..................... HCA/Tobacco Use Prevention Bill Stein........................................................Sheriff-Coroner Pamela Waters........................................................... Library

Editor: Thomas A. Sawyer Design & Layout: Kevin Rush 830 North Ross Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701 (714) 835-3355

We have already begun advance preparation for OCEA’s 2009 bargaining in our eight County bargaining units. Our County contracts expire in June 2009! As bargaining approaches we want to help keep you informed on important developments regarding issues that we will be addressing. Please be sure to send us your home email address. We are finding that email is OCEA’s most effective method of communicating current information to our members.

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The OCEA Employee magazine (USPS 004-330) is published six times annually; bimonthly for January/February, March/April, May/June, July/August, September/ October, and November/December, by the Orange County Employees Association, 830 N. Ross, P.O. Box 177, Santa Ana, CA 92702; telephone (714) 835-3355. Periodical postage paid at Santa Ana, California. Subscription prices: members, $3.00 per year; non-members, $6.00 per year. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Orange County Employees Association, P.O. Box 177, Santa Ana, CA 92702-0177. Advertising in the OCEA Employee magazine does not constitute OCEA endorsement of the products or services advertised. The opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the Orange County Employees Association unless specifically so stated. Contributions in the form of articles, photographs, human-interest incidents, retirement news, etc., are welcomed and encouraged. Association office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except public holidays. OCEA reserves the right to edit or reject any material submitted for publication. Photographs will be returned only upon request. Copyright 2008 by the Orange County Employees Association. All rights reserved. Reproduction of any portion or contents prohibited by law. Printed by Anchor Printing, Tustin, CA.


On May 15, 2008, members of around thirty different California labor unions gathered in the Plaza of the Flags, at the Santa Ana Civic Center, for a rally to protest Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposed budget cuts. The rally lasted from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and was highlighted by brief speeches from about a dozen labor and community leaders. Among the speakers were OCEA President Frank Eley and OCEA General Manager Nick Berardino. Although the school budget cuts were a focus of the demonstration, the rally was in support of middle-class workers generally. Private-sector and public-sector unions were represented. Union members from just about every major field were present, including teachers and other school personnel, laborers, home health workers, law enforcement, and many others. Some brought their entire families.

OCEA Steward Sheila Fujimura made her presence known at the rally, as did many other OCEA members!

Intense OCEA supporters at the rally.

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The photograph here was taken by OCEA Senior Labor Relations Manager Jim Riley. Jim and OCEA Labor Relations Manager Frank Flavin travelled to Sacramento to attend this year’s ceremony. It is an annual event, in tribute to the memory of California peace officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

On April 11, 2008, OCEA hosted a meeting of the State Coalition of Probation Organizations (SCOPO), of which OCEA is a member. Our guest speakers included Colleene Preciado (Orange County Chief Probation Officer), Brian Brown (Senior Fiscal and Policy Analyst for Public Safety, California Legislative Analyst’s Office), and formerAssemblyman Tom Umberg.

It was a veritable “who’s who”! Clockwise, from the upper left: Claudia Alvarez (Santa Ana City Councilmember and Mayor Pro Tem), Dave Ream (Santa Ana City Manager), John Leos (OCEA Board member, partially obscured by doorway), Lisa Major (OCEA Assistant General Manager), Sara Ruckle-Harms (OCEA Past President), Mike Major (Assistant Chief, Bureau of Investigation, Orange County District Attorney’s Office), and, at lower left, Jerry Suclla (OCEA Steward and 2007 OCEA Coalition Bargaining Team member).

Orange County Employees Association MISSION

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

To advance the welfare and security of Orange County local government employees and their families.

1. Our Four Keys to Success: • Service • Member Involvement • Communication • Visibility

VISION To be a recognized leader among labor organizations, playing a vital role in the lives of local government employees and their families, and providing a valuable resource, relevant to their contemporary needs and interests. 6

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2. Courtesy, respect, and dignity towards others 3. Positive outlook 4. Commitment to progress


Future Events Sponsored by the OCEA Women’s Forum

Monthly OCEA Programs, Open to All!

August 27, 2008 How to better your FICO Score September 2008 Sponsorship for the Susan Komen for the Cure October 7, 2008 OCEA Health Fair 2008! Look for the OCEA Women’s Forum booth!

We now have in full swing a monthly program at OCEA, which we are calling “OCEA Presents!” These are free luncheon programs held in the OCEA Assembly Room, open to everyone, and sponsored by our OCEA Women’s Forum. We always have a great program lined up, usually with a guest speaker or two, and there is frequently an opportunity for attendees to get involved during the meeting, by taking part in discussions or demonstrations.

October 22, 2008 Breast Cancer Awareness November 19, 2008 Women’s Forum Holiday Fair

Be sure to join us at our next scheduled get-together!

OCEA members listen attentively at a recent OCEA program in the OCEA Assembly Room. The topic was “Preparing for College.”

OCEA Women’s Forum Committee Members The following OCEA members comprise the OCEA Women’s Forum Committee.

Our OCEA Women’s Forum Committee works hard to present the fun and useful programs of the OCEA Women’s Forum! Linda Darrah

District Attorney’s Office

Debbie Fyvie

Child Support Services

Kathy Little

District Attorney’s Office

Helga Meza

Social Services Agency

Victoria Moroz

Social Services Agency

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In addition to determining OCEA’s direction, the members of our elected OCEA Board of Directors are among the most active participants in OCEA’s activities. Below are just a few of the Board members who were present at the May 15, 2008, “Day of Action” at the Plaza of the Flags, in Santa Ana.

Demonstrating! OCEA Board of Directors member Arlyn Buck, shown with OCEA Steward Robin Dougherty.. Multitasking! In foreground, OCEA Board of Directors member John Leos checks his messages. That’s OCEA Steward Maria Corona at the left.

Discussing the issues! OCEA Board of Directors member Steve Johnson (a Psychiatrist with HCA) chats with OCEA Steward April Barrio (a Nurse with Correctional Medical Services, HCA).

OCEA Bids Farewell to One of Its Best Friends

Sara Ruckle-Harms Retires Sara Ruckle-Harms is retiring at the end of June 2008. We are happy for the fact that Sara will be able to pursue other interests, but sad, because she will no longer be such a significant part of our lives. One thing, though, is certain. The impacts that Sara has made on our lives, and upon OCEA, will never go away. Sara’s work for OCEA was so intense, and lasted over such a long period of time, that in a sense she will always be with us.

Sarah Ruckle-Harms

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Sara has been a member of OCEA for more than 30 years, and has distinguished herself

as one of the most outstanding leaders in OCEA’s history. One of the chief areas of Sara’s contributions has been her service as a member of our Board of Directors. The OCEA offices she has held include President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Treasurer, and Past President. Sara, thank you for your service to OCEA and for your friendship! We won’t forget you, and we wish you many years of happiness in your retirement!


OCEA/Health Care Agency LMC

OCEA/Probation Department LMC

OCEA Senior Labor Relations Representative Loretta van der Pol

OCEA Labor Relations Representative Frank Flavin

Report for Meeting of April 9, 2008 The OCEA sponsor provided a report on the first meeting of the revived Best Practices Committee, and named the newest member. HCA Human Resources provided the following new information and updates: • Behavioral Health Services staff in the Fullerton Clinic were reassigned as part of the downsizing of that facility (which was originally scheduled for closure due to budget problems); • The County’s “Supervisor Camp” is being scheduled again and information can be found on the Human Resources website; • The Psychiatrists, Pharmacists, and Psychologists classifications are still being considered for the addition of layers; • HCA is currently working with Programs to identify and address the needs of the Dual Diagnosis/AMHS clinic recruitment; and • A wellness center has been approved for MHSA, along with staffing. Implementation has not yet been scheduled, and the possible development of a timeline will be referred to the Best Practices subcommittee. Subcommittee Reports Workplace Enhancement: • CCS is continuing to have problems with the second layer of approval being required to process tuition reimbursement requests; • Additional examples about issues with FTP servers have been received and will be forward to HCA IT;

• Work is in progress on the parking problems at the 17th Street clinic, based on the traffic survey that was conducted by the County at the Agency’s request; and • A part was replaced in the 17th Street clinic’s air conditioning equipment in an attempt to better control the temperature (which had gone down to 50°). The situation is being monitored. Communications/Project Development: The Team Excellence Awards project is in full swing, as scheduled, with publicity provided by both HCA and OCEA. Report for Meeting of May 14, 2008 Subcommittee Reports Workplace Enhancement: • The issue of the storage of County records has been resolved. • A project request for IT will be submitted for an FTP server. • Contracts are being reviewed for the completion of the work still needed to improve the safety of the parking lot at the 17th Street facility. Communications/Project Development: • Seventeen applications have been received for the Team Excellence Awards. They will be screened and the finalists will be brought to the committee for review and a vote in the June meeting.

Report for Meeting of May 1, 2008 The Probation Department LMC met on May 1, 2008. We welcomed Director Don Beezly as the new Chair of the committee, with Supervising Probation Officer Jim Arkyns stepping down after serving a year and a half as the Chair. Jim will remain as an LMC member, and we thank him for his service as Chair. Workplace issues: • Payroll adjustment delays continue to be a problem for many of our members who work overtime. Frederico Perez from payroll indicated that he needs concrete examples in order to track the delays. • Mileage reimbursements are not being processed as quickly as our members would like. Frederico stated that the claims are the responsibility of the Auditor-Controller. He distributed a document on how to obtain information from the AuditorController Intranet webpage. • Parking at MOB/Juvenile Hall has been an ongoing problem for some time now as there appears to be a shortage of spaces. Brian Wayt will check on this issue. • Regarding security at the SAO parking lot, Sheriff’s Special Officers checked the parking lot and the only reported issue was a hit and run. Frank Flavin will check with the Sheriff’s Department regarding possible reports. • Director Dave Burnham has asked the committee for guidelines for the Memorial Wall at Juvenile Hall.

• The results of the HCA 2007 Employee Survey were reviewed and provided to the Workplace Enhancement subcommittee for the identification of possible workplace issues.

Our OCEA/County LMCs at Work: “Take Your Child to Work Day” in the District Attorney’s Office! The District Attorney’s “Take Your Child to Work Day” event took place on Thursday, April 24, 2008. The event was a huge success, as it is every year! Over 60 children attended with their parents. Once again, OCEA was happy to take part in this great event by donating lunch to all participants, as well as OCEA bags for the children’s activity packs. The Take Your Child to Work Committee is a sub-function of the OCEA/District Attorney Labor Management Committee and is the biggest project for the LMC on a yearly basis. OCEA members play a vital role in organizing this event, and perhaps some of the children will follow in their parents’ footsteps by not only working for the DA’s office, but also by being future leaders of OCEA! OCEA EMPLOYEE

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As we enter the home stretch toward 2009 bargaining, our OCEA Hot Dog Days are taking on a new importance. Come on out, have a hot dog, and talk with OCEA staff Labor Relations Representatives and OCEA Benefits Representatives. We’re using our Hot Dog Days to spread vital information about OCEA events, and happenings within the County.

Above: High “SQ”: At our Hot Dog Days, people exhibit a high “smile quotient.” This photo was taken on May 5, 2008, near 888/1200 N. Main St., in Santa Ana. Many of the employees present were SSA or HCA employees. Right: OCEA staff members prepare for the crowd, shortly before the start of 2008’s first OCEA Hot Dog Day, at Hutton Towers.

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Adoption!

OCEA’s Hot Dog Wagon This is our seventh season! All OCEA Hot Dog Day events start at 11:30 a.m., except where otherwise noted. This schedule is subject to change! Be sure to check the OCEA website (www.oceamember.org) for current information.

Who can do it? How can I do it? Find the answers!

2008 OCEA Hot Dog Schedule Orange County and Superior Court Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Harbor Court - 4601 Jamboree Blvd., Newport Beach

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

MOB/OCH/Theo/Lamoreau1 - 401 The City Drive, Orange

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

D.A.- 401 Civic Center, Santa Ana

Thursday, July 10, 2008

North Court - 1275 North Berkeley, Fullerton

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

OC Fire Authority - 1 Fire Authority Road, Irvine

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

OCEA (Food Drive Kickoff)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Registrar of Voters, 1300 South Grand Ave., Bldg. C, Santa Ana

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Irvine Court Facility

Thursday, July 24, 2008

SARC, 1928 S. Grand Ave, Santa Ana

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

“The Pit,” Civic Center, 12 Civic Center Plaza

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Sand Dollar, 1240 S. State College, Anaheim

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Harbor Court, Laguna Hills

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

CSS / SAO, between 909 & 1015 N. Main Street, Santa Ana

Thursday, August 19, 2008

RDMD (Katella yard)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Harbor Court, 4601 Jamboree, Newport Beach

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Central Court / Law Library, 515 N. Flower St., Santa Ana

Thursday, September 11, 2008

RDMD / Sheriff (Hutton Towers), 320 N. Flower Street, Santa Ana

When: Friday, July 18, 2008 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Cities and Special Districts Thursday, July 03, 2008

Costa Mesa

Thursday, July 17, 2008

AMEA Police Dept. / Library, Location TBD

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Orange County Water District, Fountain Valley

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Irvine

Thursday, August 21, 2008

AMEA, Public Works, Location TBD

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Costa Mesa, 77 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Tustin, Location TBD

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Mesa Consolidated Water District, Fairview Park (4:00!)

Where: Anaheim Community Center 250 E. Center St., Anaheim

FOR INFORMATION & TO REGISTER CALL:

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Attention OCEA Members!

Do you have kids going to college in the Fall? OCEA is pleased to announce that applications for the 2008 OCEA Board of Directors Scholarship are now being accepted! Here’s another great benefit of OCEA membership! OCEA is sponsoring two $2,000 scholarships for children or stepchildren of OCEA members (or whose legal guardian or financially responsible grandparent is an OCEA member). Eligibility for consideration is contingent on enrollment (or acceptance with intent to enroll) in an accredited college, university, or community college. Further eligibility requirements, selection criteria, and applications are available at OCEA or on the OCEA website. Applications must be received at OCEA on or before July 18, 2008, and the awards will be announced at the August meeting of the OCEA Board of Directors.

For scholarship application and rules, call OCEA at (714) 835-3355, or visit www.oceamember.org.

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OCEA secures agreement from County for an effective review process, unique in the state In mid-April 2008, OCEA learned that the Orange County Register newspaper had (under the Public Records Act) requested names and salaries of all County employees. The California Supreme Court has stated that, in general, such requests must be complied with. OCEA worked with the County to establish a procedure in which an impartial committee would rule on specific requests by employees that their names be excluded under limited exceptions. This arrangement is the only one of its kind in the state.

OCEA Steward Linda Faris (Superior Court), left, confers with OCEA Labor Relations Representative Jason Motsick at an emergency meeting of OCEA members under the OCEA building the evening of April 23, 2008, regarding the County’s release of names and salaries pursuant to The Register’s Public Records Act request.

OCEA has been in contact with The Register in an effort to secure assurances from The Register that it will exercise restraint in determining how it will use the information it has received. For more details, check out our website: www.oceamember.org.

Our emergency membership meeting was well attended!

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Nurse Appreciation Day was on May 6, 2008. OCEA distributed red-and-black insulated lunch bags to all of its member Nurses in HCA, imprinted with the words, “OCEA Appreciates Our Nurses.” Many thanks to Denise Thomas, April Barrio, Pam Ickes, Paula Beau, Pauline Bui, Susan Johnson, Carmen Reynolds, and everyone else who helped with the distribution. A special thanks to Maureen Robles, HCA Institutional Health Services Manager, who, with the HCA CMS Main Jail staff, was so helpful in making arrangements to take 150 of the lunch bags into the jail for distribution. Our OCEA Professional Nurses Caucus continues its activities. In general, we meet monthly at OCEA for lunch. All professional Nurses are welcome to attend! Just notify Loretta van der Pol, OCEA Senior Labor Relations Representative, to help us plan for lunch.

In this issue of the OCEA Employee, in association with the Orange County Animal Care Center, we present six exciting animals on the prowl for new owners.

Bam Bam is a neutered male, 1-year-old, yellow, Chihuahua, Dachshund mix, ID# A0880682. “Bam Bam” is an active boy who would love to find a family to play with him.

Kia is a neutered male, 6-month-old, black and white, Border Collie mix, ID# A0889966. “Kia” is a young pup who is eager to learn lots of new tricks.

Rubie is a female, 1-year-old, gray, Domestic Short Hair, ID# A0891559. “Rubie” loves being around people and she likes to soak up the sun as she naps.

Pixie is a female, 1-yearold, brown tabby and white, Domestic Short Hair, ID# A0886752. “Pixie” is a sweet and gentle girl who would make a great lap kitty.

Tucker is a male, 1-yearold, white, Mini-Lop mix, ID# A0888968. “Tucker” is a social bunny who wants to greet every new face he sees.

Lilly is a female, 1-year-old, white and gray, French Lop, ID# A0891728. “Lilly” is patiently awaiting a home where she will get all the love she deserves.

Loretta van der Pol OCEA Senior Labor Relations Representative

Community Public Health Nurses! OCEA and HCA were recently involved in a meetand-confer process on a proposed new policy and Quality Assurance Tool. In our second meeting, on June 5, HCA agreed to withdraw its proposed survey in favor of developing a method to more accurately obtain the quality-of-care and services information needed. The three members of OCEA’s team who participated in the meeting—Paula Beau, Debbi Bennett, and My-Thuc Crisanto—will now be part of a project committee to develop an instrument that would be more accurate and better received.

My-Thuc Crisanto (left) and Paula Beau, two of the members of OCEA’s team which met with the County regarding the County’s proposed Quality Assurance Tool. 14

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Kudos to our Nurses who did all of the hard work that was needed for the presentation and justification of our position!

These animals are so beautiful that they may not be available when you inquire. Other animals are available! Please call (714) 935-6848 or go to www.ocpetinfo.com for more information!


On April 5, 2008, hundreds of OCEA leaders gathered at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa for an ultra-special conference, our 2008 OCEA Leadership Conference. You could call it a “pre-2009 OCEA bargaining” conference. We had several topflight speakers who helped us place the County’s and State’s finances into perspective. We had excellent attendance and participation. All in all, it was a great and memorable day!

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Speaker Highlights “2008 and Beyond – Goals of the Board of Supervisors” Mario Mainero, Chief of Staff for Supervisor John Moorlach

Mario gave us some insights into the accomplishments and attitudes of the Board of Supervisors, particularly as they relate to Board Chairman John Moorlach. Mario’s ideas (as to possible things that should be considered to reduce County costs) include “think harder about the size and frequency of pay increases” and “think again about departing from the defined-benefit mode of pension benefits and instead adopt the defined contribution mode.” Although OCEA disagrees with many of Mario’s views, he is very accessible, and he is not afraid to speak his mind.

“2008 and Beyond - Challenges Facing the County and Its Employees” Tom Mauk, County Executive Officer, County of Orange

Tom “tells it like it is” and sticks to his guns. Tom has always been a “straight shooter” with OCEA, and his remarks were helpful in understanding the attitudes of the Board of Supervisors as they are applied in the trenches. Boiled down, he sees the 2009 negotiations problems of OCEA and the County as being a matter of setting priorities—of allocating scarce resources.

OCEA Senior Employee Relations Manager Jim Riley and OCEA Operations Manager (Cities and Districts) Larry Lykins were involved in a confrontation with a member of OCEA’s Communications Division. Jim seems to be saying, “There better not be film in that camera.” There wasn’t—it’s a digital camera.

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OCEA Stewards (left to right) Lou Jean Duncan, Linda Darrah, and Gayle McQuown at the 2008 OCEA Leadership Conference.


“Reality in Sacramento - What’s in Store for Local Government”

Steve Baker, Legislative Analyst from Aaron Read & Associates, LLC Our final speaker of the morning was Steve Baker. Steve is one of OCEA’s lobbyists in Sacramento, and he and Aaron Read have vigorously represented OCEA for many years. Steve gave an excellent presentation regarding what is going on in Sacramento, and how it is impacting us in Orange County.

Keynote Speaker

Draza Mrvichin, Retired Presiding Mediator, State Mediation and Conciliation Service Our keynote speaker was Draza Mrvichin, Retired Presiding Mediator, State of California, State Mediation and Conciliation Service. Draza has the reputation of being one of the greatest, if not the greatest, mediators in the history of mediation. Draza drew on his many years of experience and shared some great concepts and wonderful stories with us.

“The Middle-Class Squeeze: Some Facts, Some History, and Some Hope” Don Drozd, OCEA General Council Don Drozd, OCEA’s General Counsel, made a fantastic presentation entitled “The Middle-Class Squeeze: Some Facts, Some History, and Some Hope.” Don threw a great deal of light on how the middle class first appeared in America and what has been bringing about its downfall.

OCEA Stewards Heinz Roehler (Orange County Water District), left, and Beatrice De La Torre, were among those attending OCEA’s 2008 Leadership Conference. The conference ran from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and included speakers and interactive breakout groups.

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If there is any profession in the world that is a “people” profession, it is that of elected office-holder. Office-holders tend to care about people. This is especially so of those who have taken part in OCEA activities or other labor-related events. All of the people on these pages, whether you agree with them or not on the issues, share one attribute: they are respected by people from their own party, and by their opponents as well—and by OCEA!

Todd Spitzer, Assemblymember, 71st District (central OC) Michele Martinez, Councilmember, City of Santa Ana Santa Ana City Councilmember Michele Martinez (left) chats with Santa Ana civic leader and attorney Alfredo M. Amezcua at the May 15 “Day of Action” at the Plaza of the Flags.

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Assemblymember Todd Spitzer is seen here at an OCEA-hosted SCOPO event last year. Todd is one of the most outspoken elected officials you will meet, and he has a well-deserved reputation for supporting our schools and peace officers.

Claudia Alvarez, Councilmember, City of Santa Ana Santa Ana City Councilmember Claudia Alvarez, a friend of labor, is shown here at a press conference at OCEA Headquarters. You’ll also find Claudia at the SCOPO meetings hosted by OCEA!


FRienDs of LABOR! Other favorites! If you’ve been around OCEA for any time, you’ll recognize both of these friendly faces. These fine leaders both met up with term-limits in their respective offices, but OCEA, and public employees in general, have never had better friends than these two men. We’ll be hearing more from both of these gentlemen in the future!

Lou Correa, Senator, 34th District (central OC) Senator Lou Correa has been a great friend of labor and of OCEA for many years. Lou (center) is shown here with OCEA Labor Relations Representative Frank Flavin (left), and OCEA Senior Labor Relations Manager Jim Riley (right). Frank and Jim were in Sacramento for the Peace Officers’ Memorial ceremony earlier this year and paid a visit to Lou.

Assemblymember Tom Umberg p Tom served three distinguished terms in the California Assembly, representing at different times the 72nd Assembly District and the 69th Assembly District.

Jose Solorio, Assemblyman, 69th District (central OC) At the May 15 “Day of Action,” OCEA General Manager Nick Berardino (left) chatted with state Assemblymember Jose Solorio, who represents his constituents in Anaheim, Santa Ana, and Garden Grove in the 69th Assembly District.

Dick Ackerman, Senator, 33rd District (inland OC) In 2007, Senator Dick Ackerman was a guest at an OCEA-hosted conference of SCOPO. Dick served three terms in the Assembly, and is in his second Senate term.

Senator Joe Dunn p Joe represented us as State Senator for the 34th Senate District, from 1998 through 2006. This photograph was taken in the OCEA Assembly Room! OCEA EMPLOYEE

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O CEA Calendar OCEA PAC Meeting

Third Thursday each month

OCEA Board of Directors Meeting OCEA Steward Meeting

Third Tuesday each month Second Tuesday each month

For complete OCEA Calendar, check out our website at The OCEA Steward Advisory Committee is comprised of OCEA Stewards employed by the County of Orange, the Orange County Sanitation District, the Orange County Fire Authority, and the Orange County Superior Court, along with OCEA staff. It is expected that the OCEA Steward Advisory Committee will meet during lunch breaks, after work, or sometimes on the weekend, and will explore ideas and assist with the development of OCEA Steward policies and guidelines. The committee will be charged with developing, analyzing, and recommending for possible implementation, potential improvements to the OCEA Steward Program.

The members of the first-ever OCEA Steward Advisory Committee are as follows:

Wellington “Coach” Bennett OC Sheriff’s Department (General Unit, Professional Staff)

Georgeanna Hoffman

OC Sheriff’s Department (Sheriff’s Special Officer/Deputy Coroner Unit)

Eva Burdett

OC Department of Housing and Community Services

Melanie Dennis

OC Social Services Agency

Don Friedline

www.oceamember.org

All new OCEA Stewards are required to attend our Steward training, and it is highly recommended that current Stewards attend the training as well. Session 1 of the training covers such topics as the History of Organized Labor, Governing Laws, and the Memorandum of Understanding. Session 2 covers Roles and Responsibilities of a Steward, Handling Workplace Issues, and Grievance Handling. The subject matter is intended to provide OCEA Stewards with the tools and knowledge they require to be effective workplace leaders. Each session of the OCEA Steward Training Program will be an all-day training and will be held at OCEA Headquarters. Upcoming training dates are as follows: July 17, 2008 - Session 1 August 21, 2008 - Session 2 September 18, 2008 - Session 1 October 16, 2008 - Session 2 Please pre-register at least ten days in advance. To pre-register, please contact Llesena Ontiveras at lontiveras@oceamember.org.

OC Fire Authority

Carolyn Gregory OC Superior Court

Ray Yarbrough

In Memoriam

Barbara Lee Bauman

OC Probation Department

1938-2008

Moira Sullivan

Nurse Practitioner, Correctional Medical Facilities, County of Orange

OC Sanitation District

Linda Darrah

OC Office of the District Attorney

OCEA member for more than two decades We will miss your friendship and laughter. Gone—flitted away, taken the stars from the night and the sun from the day! Gone, and a cloud in my heart. —Alfred Tennyson

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Disneyland tickets!

Step 1: Whether you love your job pretty much all the time, or whether there was only one instant that you loved it, or whether you are somewhere in between, we want to hear about it! We’re backing our desire with Disneyland tickets! Just put down some thoughts. Be specific, “name names,” avoid glittering generalities. Make sure your name is on your entry. We expect to use some of the entries in this magazine or on our OCEA website! Step 2: In addition to your reasons for loving your job, we need to have other information included as well, enough so that we get a rounded picture of who you really are. Some things to cover: city you live in, where you came from, information about your family, pictures we can use, information on hobbies, and of course pets. Step 3: Remember these points: 1. Last day for entries to be received at OCEA: August 15, 2008 (5:00 p.m.). 2. Entries may be typed or handwritten. They may be mailed or emailed. Include photographs if you want! 3. Emailed entries should be directed to tsawyer@oceamember.org. 4. Mailed entries should be sent to OCEA, 830 N. Ross Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701 5. Remember, you must be a member of OCEA to have your entry considered. 6. Entries will be judged by OCEA staff members. Decisions are final. 7. OCEA reserves all rights to all entries, including photos, and OCEA may revise and publish any entries (including non-winners). First Prize: Four Disneyland Tickets! Second Prize: Three Disneyland Tickets! Third Prize: Two Disneyland Tickets! This contest is open only to employees of the County of Orange, the Court, and Cities and Districts represented by OCEA. You must be a member of OCEA to have your entry considered. Don’t worry if you aren’t a great writer. Just put down your thoughts as best you can. Final judging will be based on an overall impression of the submission. All entries become the property of OCEA, and are subject to editing or rewriting, and possible publication.

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OCEA NEW MEMBER ROSTER THROUGH JUNE 2008 Alicia Abbati Murray . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Evelyn Aburto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Wendy Acosta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Public Defender Cecilia Aduna . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Eric Aguilar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Glenda Aguilar . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Jazmin Aguilar . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Fadi Alawi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Liza Alcantar . . . . . . . . . . . . Probation Department Syed Ali . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Chante Allen . . . . . . . . . . . Child Support Services Judith Allen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Registrar of Voters Amber Alvarado . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Omar Alvarado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . County Clerk Gloria Alvarez . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Juan Alvarez Cervantes . . . . . . Health Care Agency Maria Alvarez . . . . . . . . . . . Probation Department Melissa Amerman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Office Alfonzo Amezuca . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Jessica Amezcua . . . . . . . . Housing & Community Heather Anderson . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Janel Andrews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court David Aoki . . . . . . . Integrated Waste Management Yvonne Apodaca . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Denise Arevalo . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Viviana Arevalo . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Juan Arreola . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Eleana Arrizon . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Aracely Arroyo . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Diane Arteaga . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Fanahidit Arzate . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency David Atkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Uatoa Atuatasi . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Karina Avalos . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Taline Avedissian . . . . OC Public Works (RDMD) Andrew Bacon . . . . . . . . . . Probation Department Derrick Ballard . . . . Integrated Waste Management Susan Barry . . . . . . . . . . . . . Probation Department Valerie Basulto . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Anna Beal . . . . . . . . . . OC Public Works (RDMD) Paula Becker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Public Library Brandie Bell . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Rebecca Benudiz . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Nancy Bernardo . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Tamera Bethune . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Jennifer Biggins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Tonya Binkley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Public Library Jose Boc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Oscar Bocanegra . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Megan Bond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Registrar of Voters Kenneth Bonfadini . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Don Boullion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Auditor-Controller Garrett Bright . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Stephan Brittsan . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Nicole Brunetti . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Gabriela Buenrostro . . OC Public Works (RDMD) Patrick Burgess . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Public Library Adriana Cabrera . . . . . . . . Child Support Services Daniel Camara . . . . . . . . . . Probation Department Kimberly Candelaria . . . . . Social Services Agency Dean Capalety . . . . . . . OC Public Works (RDMD) Gary Carnes . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Jesus Carriedo . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Cynthia Cassil . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Alicia Castillo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clerk-Recorder Norma Castillo . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Yanet Centeno de Flores . . . Probation Department Olga Cervantes . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Sara Chan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Public Library David Chappell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assessor’s Office Scott Charette . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Annabel Chaudhry . . . . . . Social Services Agency Shamid Chaudhry . . . . . . . . Probation Department Janlus Chou . . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Catherine Chung . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Michael Clark . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Matthew Cleary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Public Library

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Janet Coca . . . . . . . . . . OC Public Works (RDMD) Jacqueline Cole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Public Defender Janet Colston Nill . . . . OC Public Works (RDMD) Julie Combs . . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Desiree Concepcion . . . . . Social Services Agency Abigail Constantino . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Gia Cooper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Taylor Cooper . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Kathy Corrigan Sole . . . . . Social Services Agency Adriana Cortes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Arnoldo Cortez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Michael Cos . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Chris Cosand . . . . . . . . . . . . Probation Department Heide Cottle . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Kelly Couch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Pamela Coulter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Daneille Coye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . District Attorney Danielle Craycroft . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Spencer Crisp . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Carla Critz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Araceli Cruz . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Marika Csapo . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Polly Dagmy . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Bryan Dakin . . . . . . Integrated Waste Management Jenny Davey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Auditor-Controller David David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assessor’s Office Vicki Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Elizabeth Dearborn . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Sarah Delgado . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Melissa Del Rio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Lucia Delucia . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Lisa DePriest . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Brent Deville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assessor’s Office Tristine Devine . . . . . . . . . Child Support Services Leticia Diaz . . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Toloan Diaz . . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Dianne Didio . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Katie Dietzman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Public Library Melanie Dilger . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Lindsey Domaguin . . . . . . . Probation Department Nicole Dorantes . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Erin Doyle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Nga Duong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Yen Duong . . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Sherrie Eakins Franklin . . . Child Support Services Lysse Dina Ellis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Esmeralda Escutia . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Emma Esparza . . . . . . . . . . . . . Auditor-Controller Juan Espinoza . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Peter Espinoza . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Stephanie Falche . . . . . . . . . . . . . . District Attorney Jeffrey Farkas . . . . . . . OC Public Works (RDMD) Randy Farris . . . . . . . . . . . Child Support Services Christina Felix . . . . . . . . . . . Probation Department Richard Fernandez . . . OC Public Works (RDMD) Shawn Fernandez . . . . OC Public Works (RDMD) Karrah Ferrin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Marilyn Fillipp . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Sophie Fleischhacker . . . . Social Services Agency Elena Flores . . . . . . . . . . County Executive Office Perlita Flores . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Marion Fraide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Christopher Fresquez . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Adriana Fuentes . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Jessica Funke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Mikel Gajkowski . . . . . . . . . . . . Registrar of Voters Heather Gallas . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Cristina Galutera Hitt . . . . . . . . . . Public Defender Daniel Gamez . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Penelope Ganac . . . . . . . . . Child Support Services Rachel Gandre . . . . . . . . . . Treasurer-Tax Collector Adrian Garcia . . . . . . . . . . . Probation Department Gabriel Garcia . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Jennifer Garcia . . . . . . . . . . Child Support Systems Mabel Garcia . . . . . . . . . . District Attorney’s Office Servando Garcia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Matt George . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Public Guardian

Norma Ghassemian . . . . . . Social Services Agency Samih Ghoubrial . . . . . . . . . Probation Department Kristie Giner . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Veronica Giraldo . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Oleg Gladnikov . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Renee Glosecki . . . . . . OC Public Works (RDMD) Gail Goehle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Joshua Goldsmith . . . . OC Public Works (RDMD) Gustavo Gomez . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Karen Gomez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Juanita Gonzales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Richard Gonzales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Fernando Gonzalez . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Jeancarlo Gonzalez . . . . . . . . . . . . District Attorney Karina Gonzalez . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Luis Gonzalez . . . . . . . OC Public Works (RDMD) Margaret Gonzalez . . . . . . Social Services Agency Rhonda Gonzalez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Anjelika Gordon . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Heather Gramme . . . . . . . . . Probation Department Matthew Gray . . . . . . . . . . . Probation Department Christian Greusard . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Christina Griego . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Aurora Grimaldo . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Teri Groover . . . . . . . . . . . Housing & Community Christopher Gstrein . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Claudia Guzman . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Patti Hamilton . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Holly Han . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Chris Hanania . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Michelle Harbulak Milan . Child Support Services Kristena Haro . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Don Harrell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Allison Harrity . . . . . . . . District Attorney’s Office Fabian Hartwell Santia . . . . Probation Department Michael Hatch . . . . . . . OC Public Works (RDMD) Robert Hensley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Public Library Chad Hernaez . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Jorge Hernandez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Public Library Yesenia Hernandez . . . . . . Treasurer-Tax Collector Diana Herrera . . . . . . . . . . . Probation Department Stephanie Hidalgo . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Wendy Hinsberger . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Binh Hoang . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Shawn Holton . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Susanna Hong . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Christopher Hooshmand . . . Probation Department Aaron Horton . . . . . . . . . . . Probation Department Debra Houston . . . . . . . . . Child Support Services Keith Howard . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Robert Howell . . . . . . . OC Public Works (RDMD) Brian Howlett . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Colleen Huddleston . . . . . . Social Services Agency Carmen Hugh . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Perla Huizar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Terrayce Hunter . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Patrica Hurtado . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency William Hussung . . . . . OC Public Works (RDMD) Amy Huynh . . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Shannon Huynh . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Trang Huynh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Elizabeth Ines . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Joanne Ingalla . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Auditor-Controller April Jannise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Lupie Janos . . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Charlene Javier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Bryanne Jennings . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Pauline Jin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Jae Jo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Public Library Jennifer Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Miguel Juarez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Quiondreius Juniel . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Catherine Keister . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Wellrosa Keo . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Brian Kim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Jeannie Kim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Thomas Kipp . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency

Karen Koechlin . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Shelly Koerner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Roxanne Komure . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Annie Lai . . . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Lihong Lai . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Eldwin Lajom . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Amalia Lam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Duy Lam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Jovy Lam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Katie Lam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Mimi Lam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Kathleen Langley . . . . . . . Social Services Agency James Lanthripe . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Esmeralda Larios . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Antonio Larrea . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Jennifer Larson . . . . . . . . . . Probation Department Bernabette Lavenant . . . . . . . . . . . . Public Library Chau Le . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Tam Le . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Auditor-Controller Alexis Leblanc . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Gabriel Ledesma . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Eric Lee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Probation Department Jusam Lee . . . . . . . . . . OC Public Works (RDMD) Keasha Lee . . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Alison Leff . . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Channary Leng . . . . . . OC Public Works (RDMD) Tenley Lerch . . . . . . . . . . . Child Support Services Beth Levine Jeffery . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Li Li . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OC Public Works (RDMD) William Libling . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Leo Linder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Amy Lindquist . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Nicole Little . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Carol Liu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Brianna Llamas . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Raul Loera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Priscilla Lomeli . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Quenia Lomeli . . . . . . . . . . Probation Department Brenda Lopez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Carlos Lopez . . . . . . . . . . . Treasurer-Tax Collector Jovita Lopez . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Myrna Lopez . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Roland Lopez . . . . . . . . . . . Probation Department Ronald Lopez . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Lena Lor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Tamiko Love . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency David Lu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Ruth Lucero . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Rochelle Lucey Kabadi . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Michele Luka . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Jeremy Luke . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Gloria Luna Dipietro . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Araceli Luperao . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Chau Luu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Ngoc Ly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Sean Ly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Laura Lynch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Public Library Matthew Macias . . . . . . . . . Probation Department Julia Madzarevic . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Nelly Magallanes . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Amber Mahle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assessor’s Office Mary Ann Malamut . . . . . District Attorney’s Office Yassaman Malek . . . . . . . . Child Support Services Orlando Manriquez . . . OC Public Works (RDMD) Lilia Manzo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Teresa Manzo Martinez . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Maria Marmolejo . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Ann Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . Child Support Services Diane Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Adelina Martinez . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Eric Martinez . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Francisco Martinez . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Jacqueline Martinez . . . . . Social Services Agency Manuel Martinez . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Maribel Martinez . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Martha Martinez . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Shelli Martinez . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department


Rincy Mathew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Kimberly Maxson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court James McAnally . . . . . OC Public Works (RDMD) Chelsea McConnell . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department David McElwain . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Debbie McReynolds . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Antonio Medina . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Suzanne Medina . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Karalyn Meeh . . . . . Integrated Waste Management Tsion Melaku . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . District Attorney Clemente Mendoza . . . . . . . Probation Department Ivonne Mendoza . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Virginia Mena . . . . . . . . . . . Probation Department James Mercer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Zachary Meredith . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Rhonda Merritt . . . . . . . . . . Probation Department Derek Mgbeke . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Crystal Michaelis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Public Library Elizabeth Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . Auditor-Controller Linda Miller . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Spencer Miller . . . . . . . . . County Executive Office Joseph Mitchem . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assessor’s Office Dil Mohammed . . . . . . . . . . . . . Auditor-Controller Aryan Monroe . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Lorie Moore . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Marissa Morales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Teresa Moran . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .County Clerk Chris Moreno . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Davene Morgan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assessor’s Office Rodrigo Moroyoqui . . . . . Social Services Agency Fernanda Morton . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Cindy Moskowitz . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department David Moya . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Kassandra Muir . . . . . . . . . Child Support Services James Murray . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department William Murray . . . . . . OC Public Works (RDMD) Jose Najera . . . . . . . . . . . . Child Support Services Daniel Napper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assessor’s Office Diane Navarro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Public Library Elizabeth Nelson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Public Library Lien Ngo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Probation Department Caroline Nguyen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Christy Nguyen . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Dong Nguyen . . . . . . . . . . Child Support Services Hong Nguyen . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Judy Nguyen . . . . . . . . . . Social Service Probation Nikki Nguyen . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Raymond Nguyen . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Stacy Nguyen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Tiffany Nguyen . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Tuoi Nguyen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Auditor-Controller Vivian Nguyen . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Warisa Niizawa . . . . Integrated Waste Management Mayerly Nolasco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Jennifer Nonora . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Beneranda Nunez . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Jessica Nunez . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Sheila Oertwich Brown . . . Social Services Agency Susan Ojeda . . . . . . . . OC Public Works (RDMD) Angela Olatubosun . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Carol Olson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Public Library Margaret O’Neil . . . . . OC Public Works (RDMD) Laura Orduno . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Erika Orozco . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Beatriz Ortiz . . . . . . . . . . . . Probation Department Shauna Ortiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Lucila Oseguera . . . . . . . . . Probation Department Sheryl Pablo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Sandra Paceley . . . . . . . . . . . . . Auditor-Controller Kathryn Pacheco . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Jonathan Padilla . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Tamara Padilla . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Haydee Padin Alvarez . . . . Social Services Agency Antero Pagunsan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Corinne Palmer . . . . . . OC Public Works (RDMD) Mark Palmer . . . . . . . . . . . . Probation Department Alice Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Auditor-Controller Yalitza Partida . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Richard Parry . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Marylynn Patrich . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Mario Pedroza . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Araceli Peinado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Javier Pena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Jesse Pena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Probation Department Jessie Peralta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Oswaldo Perdomo . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Martin Perez . . . . . . . . . . . Child Support Services Samantha Perez . . . . . . . . . Child Support Services

Josh Pfohlman . . . . . . . . . . . Probation Department Chi Pham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Cuong Pham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assessor’s Office Minh-Ha Pham . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency An Phan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Tracy Phan . . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Aaron Phelps . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Krysta Phillips . . . . . . . . . . . Probation Department Thomas Pickles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Nancy Pierson . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Hugo Pineda . . . . . . . . OC Public Works (RDMD) David Piquette . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Matthew Pirritano . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Gina Pirruccello . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Elizabeth Pluard . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Willia Portillo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Auditor-Controller Sashi Prasod . . . . . . . . . . . Child Support Services Joseph Putulowski . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Jennifer Quiocho . . . . . . . . . Probation Department Elisa Quiroga . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Linda Rachell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . County Counsel Kelly Ralph . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Evelyn Ramirez . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Jenny Ramirez . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Maria Ramirez . . . . . . . . . Child Support Services Michael Ramirez . . . . . . . . Child Support Services Liliana Ramos . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Eloisa Raymundo . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Ellen Readers . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Brittney Reinholtz . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Tiffany Reinoehl . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Gregory Reyes . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Leticia Reyes . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Diana Reyna . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Iris Rider . . . . . . . . . . . . . District Attorney’s Office Nicole Riley . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Diane Rivera . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Regina Robinson . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Hugo Robles . . . . . . . . . . . . Probation Department Monica Rocha . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Alejandro Rodriguez . . . . . . Probation Department Corrine Rodriguez . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Manuel Rodriguez . . . . . . . . Probation Department Marco Rodriguez . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Eliberto Romero . . . . . . . . . Probation Department Melissa Romero . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Chris Romines . . . . . Integrated Waste Management Cecililia Rondini . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Sara Rostamkhani . . . . OC Public Works (RDMD) Susan Rowe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Jacqueline Ruano . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Alma Rubalcava . . . . . . . . Child Support Services Katherine Rueda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Loni Ruiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Michael John Rzeznik . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Carmelita Saldana . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Juan Saldivar . . . . . . . . . . . . Probation Department David Sanchez . . . . . . . . . . . . . Auditor-Controller Erik Sandoval . . . . . . . . . . . Probation Department Weena Sangkatavat . Integrated Waste Management Floyd Santiago . . . . . . . . . . Probation Department Shelly Santiago . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Deborah Schiewitz . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Ted Schneider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Public Guardian Hayley Sechman . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Jeannie Sepeda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . District Attorney Sara Seymour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Public Library Rachel Shapiro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Public Library Bethia Sheean Wallace . . . . . . . . . . Public Library Gary Sheinberg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . District Attorney George Shimono . . . . . OC Public Works (RDMD) Harold Shirley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assessor’s Office Eugene Shvetsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Jenelle Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . Probation Department Savanna Snowden . . . . . . . . Probation Department Cristina Sosa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Kristina Spencer . . . . . . . . . Probation Department Molly Stallcup . . . . . . . OC Public Works (RDMD) Kimberly Stamer . . . . . . . . . Probation Department Erin Stenberg . . . . . . . . . . . . Probation Department Robert Stephens . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assessor’s Office James Stringham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Public Guardian Scott Sweaza . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Davida Swhartz . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Osman Taban . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Joanne Tabata . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Darren Tan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Public Guardian Samy Tanagho . . . . . . . OC Public Works (RDMD)

Ricky Taneca . . . . . . Integrated Waste Management Rosalie Tatoy . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Melissa Teroka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Mary Thatcher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Public Library James Thomas . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Trisha Thomas . . . . . . . OC Public Works (RDMD) Michele Tiberghien . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clerk-Recorder Sam Tieu . . . . . . . . . . . OC Public Works (RDMD) Angela Tober . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Sat Tong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assessor’s Office Dorinda Torres . . . . . . . . . Child Support Services Efren Torres Baque . . . . . . . . . . . . . Public Library Benjamin Towne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Public Library Christian Tran . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Registrar of Voters Darren Tran . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Public Guardian Mickey Tran . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Monalisa Tran . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Son Tran . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Tom Tran . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Christina Trinh . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Carolyn Truong . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Yvette Tsang . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Toni Tseng . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Kristen Turner . . . . . . . . . . Child Support Services Kristin Turner . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Liane Uchima . . . . . . . OC Public Works (RDMD) Susana Ulloa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . District Attorney Sherrie Umali . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Susana Umali . . . . . . . . . . . Probation Department Carlos Umana . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency William Valdivia . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Theresita Vale . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Diane Vargas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Nhouka Vargas . . . . . . . . . Child Support Services Erik Vasquez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Public Library Lina Vasquez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Socorro Vazquez . . . . . . . . Child Support Services Maria Vasquez Puentes . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Amber Veach . . . . . . . . . . . . Probation Department Connie Velarde . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Mariso Velasco . . . . . . . . . . Probation Department Alex Velazquez . . . . . . . . . Child Support Services Tina Verellen . . . . . . . . . . County Executive Office Sandra Vidana . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Rosalba Vieyra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clerk-Recorder Cristina Villa . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency John Villanueva . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Kim Khanh Vo . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Magdalene Vo . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Shoshana Volkas . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Leanne Vu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Probation Department Tanya Vu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Nancy Vuong . . . . . . . . . . .Social Services Agency Neera Wadehra . . . . . . . . . Child Support Services Jennifer Walker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Jaraael Wallace . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Seconda Washington . . . . . Social Services Agency Nicole Weatherbee . . . . . . . . . . . Assessor’s Office Jeffrey White . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Department Leslie White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Bernadette Williams . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Ana Wood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Julie Wozencraft . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Vuthy Yam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Emily Yu . . . . . . . . . . . . . District Attorney’s Office Sovanna Yun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Retirement Systems

Wellington Bennett Arlyn Buck Linda Darrah Oliver Didio

OCEA CITIES and DISTRICTS Costa Mesa CEA Mary Jane Weidenkeller

Garden Grove CEA Ameenah Abu Hamdiyyah Sayed Ashrafnia Kristen Backouris Camil Badro Michael Bos Gena Bowen Karen Brame Jeremy Broadwater Teresa Casey Ellis Chang Terence Chang Cynthia Chew Chris Chung Kamyar Dibaj Jonathan Ferguson Kari Flood Veronica Frutos Laurie Fussell Janice Gardell Camille Hill Aaron Hodson Susan Holstein Loriana Hornik Rhonda Kawell Denise Kehn Samuel Kim Ivy Le Donald Lucas Elaine Ma’ae Navin Maru David Marcum

IPEA Irvine Darrell Chin Hernan De Santos Ron Morgan

Kenneth Quon Ying Wang

Orange County Sanitation District Maria Becerra David Foley

Elvira Harvey

Orange County Water District Frank Chavez

Orange County Sanitation District Kelligh Brown

Janice Kuhn

Yorba Linda CEA Robert Cavanaugh Jeff Ruth

RECRUITING OCEA Stewards Teresa Garcia Margot Knife Chief Gayle McQuown Lezlee Neebe

Juan Medina Judy Moore Basil Murad Don Nguyen Quang Nguyen Tina Nguyen Truc Nguyen Sharon Osland Thyana Phi Gloria Pickrell Maritza Pizarro Nancy Ragen Maria Ramos Christine Reeder Haywood Darlene Robertson Danny Rodriguez Marina Romero Allen Serna Marsha Spellman Seth Stark Tiffany Stephens Tanya To Cuong Tran Elaine Truong Thanh-Nguyen Vo Rachot Wanmuang Nida Watkins Kristin Weiss Candy Wilder Daniel Windham Jerry Young

Juan Ochoa Michael Torley John Tran Michael Velasquez

Bob Silva Catherine Yu

Pamela Waters Ray Yarbrough

RECRUITING OCEA MEMBERS Loena Alcaraz Fred Allouche Christophe Ashway Carolina Aucott Karina Avalos Raylina Avila Lorena Barrera James Brosman Joanna Burchell San Juanita Carrillo John Crain Veronica Cruz Moctezum Enriquez

Maribel Garcia Judith Hall Susanna Hong Kenneth Hwang Mary Jack Douglas Koerner Grace Ailee Lizardo Manuel Lopez Raquel Lopez Ayda Lua Alex Maeda Be Marroquin Dawes Rosemary Montes

Joel Nelson Catherine Nguyen Sandy Nguyen Emma Noor Olive Page Idalia Parra Ashley Peavey Tracy Phan James Rice Rosa Rodriguez Jacqueline Ruano Lisa Saggio Cheryl Sannebeck

Latricia Santos Hayley Sechman Tommie Tallabas Jose Tatoy Kosal Thach Martin Torrez Monalisa Tran Sherrie Umali Susana Umali Kim Khanh Vo Nancy Vuong Tiffany Willoughby Karmen Wiseman

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OCEA Board Approves Six-Cent Dues Increase Our OCEA Board of Directors has voted to increase OCEA dues by six cents per pay period. This small increase is effective June 20, 2008. It will be reflected on your paystub beginning with the July 11, 2008, payday.

Have You Moved? If you are an OCEA member and you move to a new address, please be sure to inform us of your new address. The County, Court, and other public agencies do not inform OCEA of your change of address. To keep us informed, please call (714) 835-3355, or email your new address to nickberardino@oceamember.org.

We Need Your Home Email Address See our notice on page 4!

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County Loses Former Supervisor “Battling” Bob Battin Bob Battin passed away on April 29, 2008, at the age of 78. He served on the Board of Supervisors as First District Supervisor from 1969 to 1976. After his service on the Board, Bob practiced law in Santa Ana, and his office was right across the street from OCEA. Bob’s objectives and OCEA’s often clashed. (In an OCEA tribute to our Board of Supervisors which we published in 2005, we ran a photo of Bob, and reproduced a letter he sent to his constituents in which “Battling Bob” took a “swing” at OCEA.) Bob had a reputation for being a supporter of the cause of “the little guy,” and while on the Board had a progressive agenda. During his campaign for reelection, Bob personally walked 25% of his District, and he attributed his come-from-behind victory to this personal contact with voters.

Supervisor Bob Battin (center) with County employees at a Service Awards ceremony. O. Weldon Farrington (Medical Center), left, and Robert E. Martin (Building Services), right, each received 20-year Service Awards.


As many of our OCEA members are aware, OCEA represents employees in many agencies in addition to the County of Orange and the Orange County Superior Court. We also represent employees in many OCEA Affiliates and OCEA Chapters.

Yorba Linda City Employees Association

OCEA Affiliates are organizations which have contracted with OCEA so that OCEA provides various services, including representation services. OCEA Chapters are organizations for which OCEA is the exclusively-recognized bargaining representative.

On this page are photos of Board members of two of the organizations represented by OCEA!

Costa Mesa City Employees Association

Board of the Yorba Linda City Employees Association! Left to right: Kimberly Figal, Yorba Linda Community Preservation Officer under the direction of the Community Development Department; Mary Lewis, Yorba Linda Community Preservation Officer under the direction of the Community Development Department; Sandra Hanson, Administrative Secretary in the Yorba Linda Library Business Office.

We Represent More Than County and Court Employees!

Board of the Costa Mesa City Employees Association! Front row (left to right): Dean Rodia, Bruce Lindemann, Treasurer Patrick Bauer, Salem Abderrahman, Sue Hupp. Top row (left to right): John Aguilar, Helen Nenedal, Vice President Bill Hoyle, President Kelly Vucinic, Secretary Chris Goldsworthy, Laura Ginther, Holly Carver, Wanda Ayers. Not Pictured: Lily Martinez, Tim Sun.

Watch for more cities next issue! OCEA EMPLOYEE

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Annual Notice to Agency Fee Payers Pursuant to state law, the County of Orange and the Orange County Employees Association are parties to a “modified agency shop” agreement in all County bargaining units represented by OCEA. This “modified agency shop” agreement is an arrangement that requires an employee, as a condition of continued employment, either to join OCEA, or pay to OCEA an “agency” or “service” fee in an amount determined by OCEA (not exceeding dues paid by OCEA members). This fee helps cover OCEA’s costs for negotiations, contract administration, and related activities in which it engages on behalf of you and all other employees in your bargaining unit. The modified agency shop agreement between the County and OCEA does not apply to continuous employees hired prior to January 11, 2002. That is, if you were hired by the County prior to January 11, 2002, and have been continuously employed by the County since your hire date, the requirements listed below do not apply to you and you are not required to pay an agency fee, even if you do not belong to OCEA. New employees hired on or after January 11, 2002, are required as a condition of employment to do one of the following: • Join and pay dues to OCEA (currently $10.12 per pay period), or • Have mandatory paycheck deductions of the agency fees set by OCEA each year (currently $7.72 per pay period), or • Apply for conscientious objector status (see below). Note that an election is not irrevocable. An employee may change status from OCEA member to fee payer or from fee payer to OCEA member upon written notice to OCEA. However, although the payment of agency fees entitles an employee to certain basic representation services, only an OCEA member is entitled: • To vote on proposed collective bargaining agreements • To vote for OCEA officers or run for OCEA office • To participate on OCEA Labor Management Committees • To be a member of a bargaining team • To purchase upgraded dental, vision, 26

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long-term disability, and other supplemental employee benefits • To participate in the OCEA discount program which offers a wide array of local merchant discounts • To purchase tickets through OCEA for special events (such as Edwards Cinemas, Disneyland, and Universal Studios) at reduced prices. These and other privileges belong only to OCEA members. Such privileges are not available to non-members (including those paying agency fees). The modified agency shop agreement permits an employee “who is a member of a bona fide religion, body or sect that has historically held conscientious objections to joining or financially supporting public employee organizations” to instead pay an amount equivalent to the agency fee to a “nonreligious, nonlabor charitable fund.” As authorized under state law, the County and OCEA have designated charitable funds to which qualified conscientious objectors must direct such contributions. If an employee belongs to such a bona fide religion, body or sect, and wishes to conscientiously object to the payment of the agency fee, the employee should immediately contact County Employee Relations at 714-834-2857 for further information. If an employee does not act to become exempt as a conscientious objector, the employee must either immediately join OCEA or automatically become subject to the agency fee. Information is set forth on this page regarding the basis for the calculation of the agency fee and an explanation of the procedure for appealing the fee. For information regarding OCEA membership, call OCEA at 714-835-3355. Agency Fee Appeal Procedure If an agency fee payer disagrees with OCEA’s determination of the agency fee amount for any year the employee may institute an appeal by filing an agency fee objection as set forth below. 1..An agency fee objection shall be initiated in writing and shall be filed with the General Manager of OCEA at 830 N. Ross St., Santa Ana, CA 92701. The objection shall include the name, home address and telephone number, and representation unit of the agency fee objector. 2..An agency fee objection must be filed

within thirty (30) days of the distribution date of the legally required annual written notice by OCEA or, if the objector becomes subject to the agency fee subsequent to such date, within thirty (30) days of receipt of the information required to be included in that notice. 3..In the event OCEA receives a valid agency fee objection, within forty-five (45) days of the last day for filing an objection OCEA shall request a prompt hearing regarding the agency fee before an impartial decision-maker. OCEA shall select one entity from among the Public Employees Retirement Board, the American Arbitration Association, or the California State Mediation and Conciliation Service, and the entity selected by OCEA shall select the impartial decision-maker. 4..The agency fee objector or OCEA may make a request to the impartial decisionmaker for a consolidated hearing of multiple agency fee objections based on case similarities, including but not limited to, hearing location. At any time prior to the start of a hearing, any party may make a motion to the impartial decision-maker challenging any consolidation of the hearing. 5..OCEA shall bear the burden of establishing the reasonableness of the amount of the agency fee. 6..Agency fee objection hearings shall be fair, informal proceedings conducted in conformance with the basic precepts of due process. 7..All decisions of the impartial decisionmaker shall be in writing and shall be rendered no later than thirty (30) days after the close of the hearing. 8..All hearing costs shall be borne by OCEA, unless OCEA and the objector agree otherwise. This procedure does not preclude any other legal remedies available to an objector. Agency Fee Policy 1..Any person: a. who is not a member of OCEA, b.0 who is employed in a representation unit represented by OCEA, and c.0 whose continued employment by the County is conditioned on the payment of member dues or an agency fee to OCEA,


has the right to object to OCEA expenditures not related to collective bargaining, contract administration, grievance processing, or other legally chargeable expenses in the manner set forth below. 2..During the month of June each year, an annual written notice shall be published in the OCEA Employee which shall set forth: a. the amount of the agency fee expressed as a percentage of the annual dues for an OCEA individual member, b. the basis for the calculation of the agency fee, and c. a description of the procedure for appealing all or any part of the agency fee. In the same issue of the OCEA Employee, OCEA shall publish this policy to provide notice to OCEA-represented employees of their right to object and the procedure for objecting. OCEA shall also send a copy of this policy to each person who objected the previous year to inform the person of his or her right to renew the objection for the current year, unless that person is a member of OCEA. 3..An agency fee objector must notify the General Manager of OCEA in writing of his or her individual objection by mail postmarked within thirty (30) days of the distribution of the annual notice in the OCEA Employee. An employee who only becomes subject to the member dues or agency fee payment condition of employment subsequent to the publishing of the annual notice in the OCEA Employee must notify the OCEA General Manager in writing within thirty (30) days of becoming subject to such condition and receiving the information required to be included in such notice. Any objection must be signed by the individual agency fee objector and shall contain the agency fee objector’s job classification, home address and home and work telephone numbers. An objection may only be made by an individual employee. No petition objections are permitted and any objection submitted other than by one individual employee shall be invalid. No continuing objections are permitted. An employee must file a new objection for each year he or she wishes to object to the calculation of expenditures. 4..The following categories of expenditures are chargeable to the extent permitted by law: • Expenses related to the negotiation of agreements, practices and working conditions.

• Expenses concerning the administration of agreements, practices and working conditions, including without limitation grievance handling, arbitration, and communications with employees and the County regarding contract rights, practices, working conditions, and employee benefits. • Conferences, retreats and other normal Association internal governance and management expenses related to the above. • Publication expenses to the extent coverage is related to chargeable activities. • Expenses of litigation before courts, administrative agencies and impartial third parties related to contract administration, collective bargaining rights and internal governance. • Expenses for the education of members, board members, officers, and staff intended to prepare the participants to better perform chargeable activities. • Expenses for group cohesion and economic actions, such as demonstrations, strike activity, and informational picketing. • Overhead and administrative expenses to the extent related to chargeable activities.

5..OCEA shall retain an independent auditor who shall submit an annual report for the purpose of verifying the percentage of expenditures chargeable as an agency fee. The report of the independent auditor shall be completed within sixty (60) days after the end of OCEA’s fiscal year. The report shall include verification of the major categories of OCEA expenses attributable to chargeable and non-chargeable activities. The report shall include the amount of membership dues and agency fees paid by employees and shall identify the expenditures that constitute the basis for the amount of the agency fee. The result of the audit shall be published in the OCEA Employee in the first issue possible following completion of the audit, and that issue shall be distributed to all nonmembers in OCEArepresented units. 6..OCEA shall open an account in an independent financial institution to hold agency fees to be collected from nonmembers who have timely filed valid agency fee objections. 7..Escrowed agency fees that are being challenged shall not be released until, (a) mutual agreement between OCEA and the agency fee objector on the proper amount of the agency fee, or (b) the decision of the impartial decision-maker, whichever first occurs.

Orange County Employees Association Agency Fee Calculation and Agency Fee Amount ORANGE COUNTY EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION STATEMENT OF ALLOCATED CHARGEABLE AND NONCHARGEABLE EXPENSES FOR THE YEAR ENDED MARCH 31, 2008 Total Expenses

Direct Expenses

Chargeable

Nonchargeable

Salaries and Wages Employee Benefits Employee Mileage Professional Fees Affiliates and Chapter Expenses Representation Expenses Newspaper Expenses Board of Directors Election Expenses Donations and Scholarships Conferences Member Relations Organizational Security Legislative

$

1,771,613 677,443 16,600 97,933 97,157 26,814 175,618 23,256 25,771 20,050 10,433 116,299 160,876 82,941

$

1,470,262 562,278 13,778 95,533 68,834 26,814 101,332 22,951 8,319 – 10,433 89,341 54,534 –

$

301,351 115,165 2,822 2,400 28,323 – 74,286 305 17,452 20,050 – 26,958 106,342 82,941

TOTAL DIRECT EXPENSES

$

3,302,804

$

2,524,409

$

778,395

$

241,723 102,963 109,382

$

184,754 78,697 83,603

$

56,969 24,266 25,779 107,014

InDirect Expenses Office and Administrative Building Expenses Depreciation TOTAL INDIRECT EXPENSES

$

454,068

$

347,054

$

TOTAL EXPENSES

$

3,756,872

$

2,871,463

$

PERCENTAGES

100.00%

76.43%

885,409 23.57%

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OCEA Discounts Special Savings for OCEA Members! Check OCEA’s website, www.oceamember.org, for full details! Automotive The Red Book: Purchase new cars at fleet prices! The original fleet discount purchase plan in California offers a statewide network of participating dealerships whose professionalism and integrity can be relied on. Call 1-800-422-4561 or log on to www.RedBook4Autos.com. Avis: 5% off & up depending on program! Call 1-800-331-1212 or log on to www.avis.com for more information; OCEA’s AWD# T815000. Budget: 15% off regular price! Call 1-800-455-2848 or log on to www.budget.com for more information; OCEA’s DCD# X627900; For Budget Truck Rental call 1-888-NEED-TRK. Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 10% off regular price! Call 1-800-736-8222 or log on to www.enterprise.com for more information; OCEA’s # 32E8228; use OCEA for company name. Hertz: 5% off regular price in daily & weekly rentals! Call 1-800-654-8216 or log on to www.hertz.com for more information; OCEA’s CDP# 1335448; Fee waver for the Hertz #1 Club Gold Membership ($60) available at OCEA Special Events office.

Candies, Flowers & more ProFlowers.com: 20% off (or more!) on all flowers, candy, fruit & more! To receive a free catalog or place your order call 1-800-210-2279, log on www.proflowers.com/vip and enter the case sensitive code OCEA.

Cosmetics, Jewelry & more... Arbonne: Pure! Safe! Beneficial! 20% off on all health and beauty products for men, women and children. Please log on to www.christaluther.myarbonne.com. You may also place your order by calling Christa at 714-932-4602. Avon: 10% off plus FREE shipping and free gift for all OCEA members when you shop on-line at www.youravon.com/leticialopez. For more information contact Letty Lopez 714-308-3661. BeautiControl: 15% off on a variety of quality skin care, spa and makeup products and a free gift with purchases over $45. Please contact Jessica Gonzalez at 714-335-8050 or log on to www.beautipage.com/jessicagon for more details. Cookie Lee: 10% off & free shipping on all CL Fine Fashion Jewelry. For free consultation, free catalog, and/or to place your order please log on to www.cookielee.biz/evamcnamee. You may also contact Eva at 562-879-4911. Mary Kay: 10% off on all skin care and cosmetics for men, women and children. For free consultation or brochure, or to place your order call Jo Padore at 949-559-8022, or log on to www.marykay.com/jpadore.

Electronics Apple Computers: 17% off on selected Apple products including iPods and much more! OCEA members are offered discounts on Apple products through the Apple Government Employee Purchase Program. Please log on to www.apple.com/eppstore/slg. Verizon Wireless: 15% discount on your calling plan monthly access fees and accessories! Please call the Government Sales Line at 866-861-5096 for more information. Offer is valid for California State & Local Government Employees with proof of current employment.

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Entertainment & Travel TicketsatWork.com: up to 40% off on Cirque du Soleil nationwide performances, Las Vegas shows & attractions, Walt Disney World Resort exclusive offers, New York & Broadway Specials, and much much more! Please log on to OCEA website www.oceamenber.org for more information.

Health Restore Health Chiropractic: A savings of over $200! Exclusively for OCEA members: Chiropractic consultation, comprehensive exam and one chiropractic treatment only $20; for more details please call Dr. Bohlken at 714-505-1901 or email her at RestoreHealthChiro@yahoo.com. Dental Office of Dr. Sue Kim, D.D.S: Receive 20% off on bleaching tray with Ultradent whitening gel or in-office bleaching. Dr. Kim accepts Delta Dental and most PPO plans. Receive additional 10% off on all treatment that are not covered by your insurance. Office address: 408 W. 4th St., Santa Ana, CA 92701; Phone 714-836-9999. SeaWorld Vacations Partner Hotels: Variety of discounts on selected hotels now conveniently offered to all OCEA members who plan on visiting San Diego and San Diego SeaWorld Resort. For full list of hotels and available discounts please log on to www.seaworldvacations.com or call 1-800-25-SHAMU and press 8; SeaWorld Vacations Partner Hotels’ brochure is also available at OCEA Special Events office.

Photography Affordable Quality Photography: 10% off on all photographic services for all your Kodak-moment events! Specializes in outdoor portraiture & candid photography. Please contact Mike Nemeth at 949-496-4559 for more details. Main Photo & Imaging Services: 20% off on all your photo and digital needs! Specializes in quality photo finishing, electronic digital enhancing, video equipment, cameras darkroom supplies and repairs. For more details and stores locations please log on to www.mainphoto.com or visit OCEA website at www.oceamember.org. OC Image Services & Tip Wynn Photography: Conveniently located in Artist’s Village in downtown Santa Ana, offer corporate photography, special portraiture and event coverage for up to 25% discount exclusively for OCEA members. Tip Wynn offers Children’s and Family photography, as well as occasional wedding service. Their studio is located at: 204 N Broadway, Ste C, Santa Ana, CA 92701; Phone (714) 875-0937; Please log on to www. ocimageservices.com and www.tipwynn.com to view the samples of their work! 30 Minute Photos Etc.: On-line boutique photo service, based in Irvine, offers instant saving of 40% off for all OCEA members on their photo orders. Please log on to www.30MinPhotos.com and enter case sensitive corporate code IRVINE.

Restaurants Pasta Bravo (at the Block): 20% off on catering for all our personal and corporate occasions. For more information on the discount or to place your order please call store manager at 714-769-4031. OCEA membership card required at the time of delivery. The Rib Trader: 15% off on catering for any of your occasions! For menu and details on ordering process please call the owner, Medhi Karr, at 714-744-9288, or fax your request at 714-633-8760. OCEA membership required at the time of delivery.

Special Occasions Custom Made Gift Baskets: Celebrate your loved ones’ special occasions with a very personal touch! For samples of gift baskets and available discounts on them please call Lisa Sipprell at 949-235-1144. PartyLite: 20% off on all purchases. Catalogs available at OCEA Special Events office. To view candles, and/or to order please call Adrienne Ponce at 323-541-5709 or log on to www.partylite.biz/butterflydelyte. Scrapbooking: 10% off on all products! Contact Close To My Heart consultant Andrea Lewis at 714-777-1170 or log on to www.alewis.myctmh.com for more details. Wagstaff Music: 25% off on DJ services, karaoke or live bands! To book your next event contact Bryan Wagstaff at 714-437-7712. Wire-Wrapped Silverware: Unique! Beautiful! Inexpensive! Brilliant idea! For more information on all products and available discount call Barbara Newber at 714-393-9518.

Vacations Amtrak: No discount available until October 2008. Club Med Vacations: 30% to 50% off on last-minute vacation packages! Please contact Lavonne Campbell at 714-991-7222 or visit OCEA’s Special Events website for the most recent listing. Grand Canyon Railway: 20% off on train travel & stays at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel or 10% off on already discounted packages! For more information on OCEA Corporate Program please call 1-866-422-9724 or log on to www.thetrain.com/corporate to book your journey; Corporate code: OCEA. Palm Spring Aerial Tramway: 15% off on the Palm Springs Aerial and 10% at the gift shops with the Alpine Club card – FREE OF CHARGE – available at OCEA Special Events office. Discount expires in December 2008. SCAT Travel: Offers substantial discounts on a variety of cruises exclusively for OCEA members. Call Sandy Cuny at 714-669-9019 for details.

Wellness Just for Kicks: A new fitness program just for women! 15% off on initial season sign-ups. For more information on the program please log on to www.justforkicksfitness.com or call Cindy at 714-996-0394. LifeTurn Weight Loss Program: No products! No pills! No shots! 40% off on first 3-month cycle and 75% off on the second. For more information call Ambra Farahani at 714-423-5858. Xango: 10% off on all your antioxidant mangosteen juice purchases. For more details on the product and ordering procedures call the independent consultant Joy Andrews at 714-441-7050 or log on to www.jocelyn. discovermangosteen.com.


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Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, CA! 1. OCEA is governed by a Board of Directors with: (a) 19 members, or (b) 17 members

2. Our OCEA President is: (a) Frank Eley, or (b) Hank Eley. Challenge the All-New X2 — Opening May 24! It’s Xtreme to the second power! Completely redesigned trains and state-of-the-art visual, audio and sensory effects will elevate the world’s first four-dimensional roller coaster into the 5th dimension. Mail your entry (your answers, with your name, department, and phone number) to OCEA (Attention Joanna), 830 N. Ross Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701, or email your entry to jnachurski@ oceamember.org. Last date for entries: July 31, 2008. After the last date, a drawing will be held from among all entries, and the lucky winner will receive FOUR TICKETS TO SIX FLAGS MAGIC MOUNTAIN! Members only. One entry per person limit (in each drawing). Winner must arrange to pick up the tickets at OCEA. Past winners are ineligible to enter the following six drawings.

Look at this Great Deal from Costco OCEA Members Special! Sign up for a COSTCO Gold Star Membership, and take advantage of the current special promotion! Offer not valid in store! Fill out this form and return it to the OCEA Special Events office with your check for $50 payable to COSTCO. If you have any questions or concerns regarding either this promotion or your membership, please contact Ms. Belinda Lopez, a COSTCO Marketing Representative, at (714) 277-6049.

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Special Events So Cal Attractions AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC: OCEA Price: $14/Adult; $10/Child ages 3-11 (Reg. $20.95 & $11.95); Open 9 A.M. – 6 P.M.; Block-Out Dates: Dec. 25; Parking fee $7/vehicle; Tickets expire NOVEMBER 30, 2008!!! BOOMERS FAMILY FUN CENTERS: OCEA Price: $14/Person (Reg. $29.99); Black-Outs Dates for Irvine location: July 11 5pm – 11pm, and Aug. 2 10am – 3pm; Arcade games and batting cages not included; NO EXPIRATION!!! CATALINA FLYER (Newport Beach @ the Balboa Pavilion): OCEA Price:$57/Adult; $43/Child ages 3-12 (Reg. $61 & $44); Round trip fare; No Black-Out Dates; Reservation required: 1800-830-7744; For more information please log on to www.catalina-flyer.com NO EXPIRATION!!! CATALINA EXPRESS (Long Beach, San Pedro, or Dana Point**): OCEA Price: $54/Adult; $44/Child ages 2-11 (Reg. $60 & $47.50); Black-Out Dates: July 4-6 & Aug. 30-Sept. 1; Reservation required: 1-800-891-5652; For more information on departure schedule please log on to: www.catalinaexpress.com/scheduleFares.php Tickets expire DECEMBER 31, 2008!!! **Dana Point departures will be an additional $2 per person payable at time of check-in. DISCOVERY SCIENCE CENTER: OCEA Price: $11/Adult; $8/Child ages 3-17 (Reg. $12.95 & $9.95); Open 10 A.M. – 5 P.M.; Black-Out Days: Thanksgiving & Christmas; Parking fee $3/vehicle paid separately; NO EXPIRATION!!! K-1 SPEEDWAY: OCEA Price: $15/Person (Reg. $25.95); No Black-Out Dates; Standard race good anytime at any K1 locations; includes 1 year K1 Speed license for new drivers; Drivers must be at least 4’11” to drive; NO EXPIRATION!!! MEDIEVAL TIMES DINNER & TOURNAMENT: OCEA Price: $42/Adult; $32/Child ages 12 & under (Reg. $51.65 & $34.40); Brand new show!!! Reservation required: 714-521-4740; No restrictions; Tickets expire DECEMBER 29, 2008!!! PIRATE’S DINNER ADVENTURE: OCEA Price: $47/Adult; $32/Child ages 3-11 (Reg. $54.73 & $36.57); Reservation required: 1-866-439-2469; Tickets expire NOVEMBER 30, 2008!!!

Movie Theaters AMC Theatres (Loews & Cineplex): OCEA price: $6/person. (Reg. $10.50) Special engagements excluded during the first two weeks on new releases. Valid 7 days a week. NO EXPIRATION DATE.

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Century Cinema: OCEA Price: $6/person. (Reg. $10.50) Special engagements excluded during the first two weeks on new releases. Valid 7 days a week. NO EXPIRATION DATE. Krikorian Premier Theaters: OCEA Price: $7/person. (Reg. $10.50) No restrictions. Valid 7 days a week. NO EXPIRATION DATE. Regal Entertainment Group: OCEA Price: $6/person. (Reg. $10.50) Special engagements excluded during the first two weeks on new releases. Valid 7 days a week. NO EXPIRATION DATE.

Amusement Parks Disneyland & Disney’s California Adventure: Standard 1-Day 1-Park Admission: OCEA Price: $61/Adult; $53/Child ages 3-9 (Reg. $66 & $56.); For information on park’s hours please visit www.disneyland.com Tickets expire December 11, 2008!!! Disneyland Resort Parking fee: $12/verhicle paid separately; Downtown Disney District Parking fee: $6/hr (up to 5 hrs free with validation). DISNEY ANNUAL PASSES: Premium: $359/Person ages 3 & up (Reg. $379); No Black-Out Days. Parking Pass included. Tickets valid for one year from activation date. Passes must be activated by JANUARY 2, 2009!!! Deluxe: $239/Person ages 3 & up (Reg. $259); Black-Out Days schedule available in Special Events office; Tickets are valid for one year from activation date. Passes must be activated by JANUARY 2, 2009!!! Parking pass $59 available for purchase only at Disney’s Will Call Center. Knott’s Berry Farm: OCEA Price: $25/Adult; $18/Child ages 3-11. (Reg. $39.99 & $19.99 for So Cal Residents Program) No Black-Out Dates; Not valid for Special Ticket Events Packages; For park hours please log on to www.knotts.com; Parking fee $9/vehicle paid separately; Tickets expire MARCH 31, 2009!!! LEGOLAND California: OCEA Price: $41/Person ages 3 & up. (Reg. $59/Adult & $49/Child.) 2nd-day-for-$1 Promotion!!! 2nd visit must occur within 9 days from the first; Parking fee $10/vehicle paid separately; For park hours please call 760-918-5346 or log on to www.legoland. com/plan-your-visit.hours.htm; Tickets expire JANUARY 31, 2009!!! San Diego Wild Animal Park: OCEA Price: $27/Adult; $19/Child ages 3-11. (Reg. $34 & $24.) Includes use of Wgasa Bushline Railway (parking excluded); For park hours please log on to www.sandiegozoo.com; Tickets expire MARCH 31, 2009!!!

San Diego Zoo: OCEA Price: $27/Adult; $19/Child ages 3-11 (Reg.: $34 & $24.); Unlimited use of Guided Bus Tours, Express Bus and Skyfari Aerial Tram; For park hours please log on to www.sandiegozoo.com; Tickets expire MARCH 31, 2009!!! SeaWorld San Diego: OCEA Price: $46/Adult; $40/Child ages 3-9. (Reg. $59 & $49.) 2 Days of Fun Admission!!! Second visit not valid Dec. 27–30; For park hours please log on to www.seaworld.com; Parking fee $10/ vehicle paid separately; Tickets expire DECEMBER 31, 2008!!! Tickets are also available for purchases by credit card at www.oceamember.org. Six Flags Magic Mountain: OCEA Price: $25/Adult; $15/Child under 48 inches. (Reg. $59.99 & $29.99.) Parking fee $15/vehicle paid separately; Tickets expire DECEMBER 31, 2008!!! Universal Studios Hollywood: OCEA Price: $49/Person ages 3 & up. (Reg. $64.) No Black-Out Dates; Parking fee $11/vehicle paid separately; Tickets expire FEBRUARY 1, 2009!!!

One-Time Events LA Lakers: OCEA Price: $43/Person. Oct. 7, 2008 vs Utah Jazz!!! Oct. 23, 2008 vs. Charlotte Bobcats!!! Honda Center, Anaheim; Both games scheduled at 7 P.M.; Seating sections 201; Limited number of tickets sold on first come-first serve basis; Please visit OCEA’s website, www.oceamember. org or call OCEA Special Events office at 714-835-3355 for the most current information on the availability of tickets; Parking fee $15/vehicle paid separately. Orange County Fair (July 11–August 3, 2008): OCEA Price: $7/Adult; $3/Child ages 6-12 (Reg. $9 & $5); Limited number of tickets sold on first come-first serve basis; Please visit OCEA website www.oceamember. org or call OCEA Special Events office at 714-835-3355 for the most current information on the availability of tickets; Parking fee $5/vehicle paid separately. Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus (Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008 at 3:30 p.m. show only): OCEA Price: $22/Person (Reg. $25); Honda Center, Anaheim! Limited number of tickets sold on first come-first serve basis; Please visit OCEA’s website, www. oceamember.org or call OCEA Special Events office at 714-835-3355 for the most current information on the availability of tickets; Parking fee $15/vehicle paid separately.

Water Parks KNOTT’S SOAK CITY: OCEA Price: $19/Adult; $18/Child; Tickets valid for all Knott’s Soak City locations. Parking fee $9/vehicle paid separately; Tickets expire SEPTEMBER 30, 2008!!!


RAGING WATERS (San Dimas): OCEA Price: $25/Adult; $19/Child under 48” (Reg. $34.99 & $19.99); Parking fee $10/vehicle paid separately; Tickets expire SEPTEMBER 30, 2008 !!! WILD RIVERS (Irvine): OCEA Price: $19/Adult; $14/Child ages 3-9 (Reg. $31.98 & $19.98); Parking fee $10/vehicle paid separately; Tickets expire SEPTEMBER 28, 2008 !!!

Coming Soon KNOTT’S SCARY FARM’S HAUNT NIGHTS: No costumes allowed; tickets will be available in September. UNIVERSAL STUDIOS’ HORROR NIGHTS: No costumes allowed; tickets will be available in September.

Purchase tickets: To order by mail, please include: 1) name and phone number, 2) letter stating your ticket order, and 3) check payable to OCEA for the full amount of the ticket order plus $6.40 for shipping and handling. Send orders to: Special Events, OCEA, 830 N. Ross Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701. Checks for over $500 not accepted. Ticket sales are final. Sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Please allow sufficient time! Mailed ticket orders are generally processed within five business days of receiving the order. Sorry, OCEA makes no guarantees on mailed orders. Shipping and handling charges cover costs of certifying and insuring mailed tickets. For further information, contact Joanna Nachurski at (714) 835-3355 or via email at jnachurski@oceamember. org. Ticket hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

OCEA Price: $22/person (Regular: $25)

Saturday, August 3, 2008 @ 3:30 pm Don’t miss all fun! Extraordinary aerial acts fill the arena sky with a rare double-decker trapeze and Chinese acrobats propelling through the air. And with the audience participation, this circus really goes Over the Top.

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OCEA Classifieds Classified ads are a free service to all members. Only members may submit ads. Ads may be edited or rejected by OCEA. Notify Sunny Rangel if you wish to cancel your ad, or regarding corrections or other changes. Mail your classified ads to Sunny Rangel at OCEA Headquarters, or fax them to her at (714) 835-7654, or email them to her at srangel@oceamember.org.

REAOC: Join the Retired Employees Association. Participate for only $1.00 a month. P.O. Box 1496, Brea, CA 92822-1496. Call (714) 840-3995; FAX (714) 840-7189. E-mail: reaoc@reaoc.org. Website: www. reaoc.org. ORANGE COUNTY OFFICE ON AGING: Free information on services for older adults. 1-800-510-2020 FOR RENT: House for Rent in Norco. Beautiful View. Three-bedroom, twobath, two-car garage. Pergo and tile flooring throughout. Stove and microwave included. On 1/3-acre lot, 1-2 horses okay, one pipe corral and feed storage included. $1850 per month, available in July. Call Maria at (951) 205-2446. 09/08 FOR RENT: One person, one room in Garden Grove. One (of two) dual master bedrooms in two-story, two-bedroom, 2 ½-bathroom gated condo in Garden Grove. Bedroom comes with personal bathroom, access to internet; one space in two-car garage; washer and dryer in garage. Condo complex: gated with pool and Jacuzzi. Sorry, no pets. Please email Angeline at: santiago_ange@hotmail.com. $725 and ½ utilities (gas, water, electricity, internet). 07/08 FOR RENT: Garden Grove, NW of Lampson and Valley View. Three-bed, two-bath, twocar-garage home, 1300 square feet on 6000 square-foot lot. Central air and heat, wood floor, double pane windows, custom wood blinds, upgraded baths, ceiling fans, spacious living and dinning room layout, kitchen with range, fridge, and island. HDTV and phone hookup in all rooms. Driveway fits RV plus two cars. Golf course view, automatic sprinklers, and weekly gardening service. Ten-minute walk to golf course, pool, banks, and market. Quiet, safe, convenient location bordering Cypress, Los Alamitos, and Seal Beach. $2300/month+security deposit. Call (714) 487-7661 or email uscuci@gmail.com. 09/08

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FOR RENT: Oceanfront Kona Hawaii condo rental, 2 bedrooms/baths on Big Island of Hawaii, 1-week minimum stay. Full kitchen, washer/dryer, large oceanfront lanai. Sleeps 6. Enjoy sounds of surf, spectacular sunsets. $995 per week. For pictures and info visit www. konahawaiicondo.info, or call Charlie at (714) 747-5196. 06/08 FOR RENT: 2 Rooms in Anaheim. $650 for each room, one room can either be furnished or unfurnished. Share bath, $200 deposit per room. Common areas are living room and kitchen, laundry facilities onsite, and full kitchen privileges. I already have a dog, so no pets, partiers, drinking, drugs or smoking. Prefer females 25-45 age range. Two-car garage. One of the spaces is taken, but the other one can be shared by the 2 roomies. The utilities i.e. cable, gas, and electric will be shared 3 ways, house is cable and internet ready. Close to the 5/91 Freeway, Buena Park and Cerritos Mall. Rooms are available now. E-mail me at mluka@ochca.com, or mjluka21@aol.com, or call @ 714-345-5241. 07/08

FOR RENT: Orange condo, 2 bedroom 1.5 bath. Villa Park schools. Cross streets: Lincoln & Glassell. $1500 monthly + $1000 deposit Call Ito at 714-904-3174. 09/08 ROOM FOR RENT: Orange Area. Room in quiet neighborhood. Large closet. No pets, drugs or alcohol. $650.00/month. References required. Available after 5/15/08. Call Ana @ 714-974-1316 09/08 FEMALE ROOMMATE WANTED: $600/mo, utilities included, no smoking, no drugs. Call Gina at (714) 315-0245. 07/08

FOR SALE: 1998 Chevy Tahoe. Two-door, four-wheel drive, fully loaded. Leather interior, oversized tires, running boards, trailer hitch. 79,390 original miles. Good condition. Needs some electrical work, runs great. Selling with Salvage Title. Asking $6,000 or better offer. Call Ana at (714) 454-9716. 09/08 FOR SALE: Four-poster Cal-King Walnut hardwood bed-frame with side rails. Made by Pulaski. Includes box springs. Can deliver. Like new. $200. Pat (951) 688-7388 or e-mail: pat.campobasso@sbcglobal.net for photo. 07/08 FOR SALE: 2006 black Suzuki GZ250, excellent condition, comes with saddlebags and a bike cover, $2,700 obo. Call Ryan at (714) 744-4838. 09/08 FOR SALE: Geo Holiday Vacation Ownership. A unique personal vacation ownership! Have access to exciting, unique vacation experiences in some of the World’s finest destinations. This is an ownership with 15, 000 points annually to use towards resorts, hotels, cruises, car rentals, and flights. For more information, please contact David at (951) 415-9151. 09/08 FOR SALE: Carbon Canyon, Brea, 1996 Mobile Home, 1530 square feet! 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, open floor-plan. Drywall, lots of windows and sky lights. New sink, disposal, and faucet. Carpet is less than 2 years old. A great place to raise kids. This lovely family park has a newly remodeled recreation hall and pool area. $70,000. We have an assumable lease that makes the space rent less than $900 per month. Ask me about the national blue ribbon elementary school! Call for pictures. Contact Beverly at (714) 996-0009 or (714) 321-0592. 05/08

OCEA Classifieds are now available online at

www.oceamember.org Look on the homepage for the link to the classifieds section.


OCEA Food Drive July 15 – July 31 You can help the community and help your fellow OCEA members by giving generously to our OCEA Food Drive! We tend to think of Orange County as a region of plenty, and it is. Yet over 400,000 are at risk of going hungry during a given month—many of them children and seniors. Bring your donations to OCEA during that period. Barrels will be placed in the OCEA lobby and in the OCEA Special Events office. For more information, check out our website:

www.oceamember.org What can you donate? Examples include: • Canned soup and pasta meals • Breakfast bars • Canned ham • Canned vegetables • Peanut butter (and jelly!) • Cereal • Instant soup • Money • Non-toxic household supplies (for example, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, paper towels, etc.)

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Orange County Employees Association 830 N. Ross St., Santa Ana, CA 92701 • (714) 835-3355 • www.oceamember.org

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Get Active!

2008 OCEA Health Fair Presented by the OCEA Health & Welfare Trust Proudly presenting OCEA’s 2008 Health Fair . . .

It’s a “Get Active” Health Fair!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Vendors, Giveaways, Screenings, and Fun in the OCEA Parking Areas! Representatives from health organizations will attend to help educate attendees regarding health-related topics, such as stress management, immunizations, back care, and sleep. Free screenings and tests will be offered, as well as literature on important health topics. It will be a great time of giveaways, information, and exciting door prizes! Attendance at the OCEA Health Fair is a permitted use of Annual Leave, subject to approval by your supervisor.

See You There! Orange County Employees Association 830 N. Ross St., Santa Ana, CA 92701 • (714) 835-3355 • www.oceamember.org

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Vol 61 Issue 3 - OCEA Employee 2008 May June