Decision 2754M – Orange County Employees Association
Decision Date: December 22, 2020
Decision Type: PERB Decision (Non-Precedential)
Description: Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs (AOCDS) filed a charge against Orange County Employees Association (OCEA), alleging that OCEA violated the MMBA by filing and pursuing a civil lawsuit against a former OCEA employee. The Office of the General Counsel dismissed the amended charge, concluding that the allegations failed to state a prima facie case of any unfair practice. AOCDS timely appealed the dismissal.
Disposition: While AOCDS’s appeal was pending before the Board, the parties notified PERB that they had settled this matter. The parties submitted a joint request to withdraw and dismiss the matter with prejudice. The Board granted the joint request, finding the request to be consistent with the purposes of the MMBA to promote harmonious labor relations. Based on the dismissal of the underlying unfair practice charge, the pending appeal was moot.