(Santa Ana, CA) - The Board of Supervisors this morning unanimously approved agreements with the eight bargaining units of the Orange County Employees Association (OCEA). The agreements, already ratified by the OCEA membership, cover salary, pension reform and health benefits and are for a two-year term.
County staff, under the direction of CEO Thomas G. Mauk, held negotiations with OCEA since May 2007. The general salary increases for the contract range from 2.5% to 5% based on a recent compensation survey.
“These agreements represent significant accomplishments for the County in the key areas of salary, pension reform and health benefits,” said Board Chairman Chris Norby. “We are also pleased that through these agreements, the County remains a competitive employer in the market place.”