California Association of Professional Employees


Lighting at the Assessor Hall of Administration (HOA) has been subpar for far too long.

The Coalition of County Unions and CAPE wants to inform you of the temporary relief spending account changes that have been approved by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors.

Recent News

United together, CAPE members in the Assessor Department have successfully pushed back against an unfair policy for overtime approval.

Over the last few months, Assessor Management unilaterally implemented a new policy standard for production rates that Appraisers and Appraiser Specialists would have to meet in order to be approved to work overtime. Upon seeing this, our representation team filed a Grievance General-In-Character to challenge the new policy as a violation of the overtime provision provided in our contract/MOU.

On April 15, the California Assembly voted to approve AB 1203, important legislation that would expand the pool of qualified applicants who may serve on the L.A. County Assessment Appeals Board.  The bill, introduced by Assemblymember Autumn Burke,  passed 53-14 and will now be moved to the State Senate.

CAPE has been a strong supporter of AB 1203 and worked to urge our allies in the California Assembly to vote in favor of this very important legislation.

Below is the official statment CAPE made to California Assemblymembers before their vote:

Congratulations to the newly appointed members of our 2021 CAPE Contract Bargaining Team!

Our 2021 CAPE Bargaining Team will represent all CAPE members in negotiations and work to preserve the achievements we’ve previously won, and bargain for new improvements in our wages, hours and working conditions.

In the coming months, our new team will work to negotiate contracts/MOUs for Units 131/132, 501/502 and 511/512. We are confident that our new Bargaining Team will not only represent their respective units, but will work for the good of the entire bargaining unit.