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Overview  During negotiations, which spanned a time period of almost two years, the Team amended 31 of 37 Articles and added additional Articles. At.

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2 Overview  During negotiations, which spanned a time period of almost two years, the Team amended 31 of 37 Articles and added additional Articles. At the same time, resisting concession that the Judicial Branch attempted to gain during the process.

3 Overview  Almost all Articles had Substantive Changes  3 new Articles were added  Many Articles had Ministerial/Scrivener Changes  5 Articles kept the current contract language

4 I. Substantive & Ministerial Changes  Appeal Procedure  Administrative Leave  Annual Leave  Assignment/Reassignment  Association Representation  Association Rights  Basic Work Week

5 I. Substantive & Ministerial Changes (cont.)  Cost of Living  Disciplinary or Adverse Action  Dues and Deductions  Duties & Responsibilities  Employee Records & Rights  Grievance Procedure  Holidays

6 I. Substantive & Ministerial Changes (cont.)  Layoffs  Longevity Computation & Compensation  Other Leave  Performance Evaluation  Recognition & Unit Description  Reduction in Hours  Resignation

7 I. Substantive & Ministerial Changes (cont.)  Sick Leave  Training  Travel & Mileage  Duration

8 Appeal ProcedureAppeal Procedure  Final decision in Supreme Court requested by management  No – it will remain with the Appeals Board  Wanted to overturn decision that Appeals Board awards/grievance procedure – no precedential effect

9 Administrative LeaveAdministrative Leave  Scrivener changes  Addition of part time employees on a prorated basis of budgeted hours  If excessive, review proration Example: Part time employees scheduled for 20 hours entitled to 3 days off per year  20/37.5=.5x3=1.5

10 Annual LeaveAnnual Leave  Inclusion of part time employees on a prorated basis. If exceeds than request for review can be made to Manager of Operations  Same calculation provisions for part time employees

11 Assignment/Reassignment  Any court monitor/Assistant reassigned to a new division will have 21 days notice  Inclusion of Circuit Courts

12 Association RepresentationAssociation Representation  Confidential space  Employees entitled to 24 hour notice of disciplinary meeting, except in extraordinary circumstances.

13 Association RightsAssociation Rights  Preparation time was maintained at 6 employees. However, possible past practice was eliminated

14 Basic Work WeekBasic Work Week  Full Time = 37 ½ hours -No full time employee shall be converted to part time without consent”  Inclusion of part time employees – as posted with 90 days notice  Elimination of reference to rules

15 Basic Work Week (cont.)Basic Work Week (cont.)  Break Periods-occur halfway through start/end of shift and meal time. 15 minutes for each work period of more than 3 hours.  Meal Periods-employees working 5+ hours shall be entitled to no less than ½ hour no more than 1 hour meal break

16 Cost of LivingCost of Living  Fringe Benefits: Section of State Contact  $20 per pay period for employees with salaries less than $33,  $40 per pay period for employees with salaries more than $33, up to $45,  $60 per pay period for employees with salaries more than $45,  Part time employees with 30+ hours per week shall be prorated  If legislation applies to judicial branch, the parties will collectively figure it out

17 Cost of Living (cont.)Cost of Living (cont.)  Salaries: No change (only classified employees to receive steps)  In future – if legislation applies, the parties will collectively figure it out  Reclassifications:  120 days required for individual position  150 days require for several positions

18 Disciplinary or Adverse Action  Cannot demote for disciplinary reasons  Added 2 items to actions that may result in disciplinary action: “(18)Knowingly provide case or court file relation information to persons or entities not entitled to that information or to persons or entities outside of standard or customary procedures; or (19) notwithstanding any of the above, violating employee standards of conduct, which recognizes that: Every position in the Judicial Branch is a public trust. Employees must conduct themselves in a manner which will uphold the dignity and integrity of the Judicial Branch. Employees must observe standards of fidelity and diligence appropriate to their position the Judicial Branch.

19 Disciplinary and Adverse Action (cont.)  Initiate adverse action if  Unsatisfactory performance  Performance Evaluation

20 Dues DeductionsDues Deductions  Management wanted to eliminate fair share  -No!

21 Duties & ResponsibilitiesDuties & Responsibilities  Added:  Part time employees  Juvenile Intake Officer  Call Center Representative I  Call Center Representative II  Call Center Representative III

22 Employee Records & RightsEmployee Records & Rights  Notified within 3 business days of completion and determination of disciplinary matter.

23 Grievance ProcedureGrievance Procedure  Scrivener  Clarified Judicial Branch on beginning Step II Grievance  Maintained provision by outside arbitrator and grievance procedure after appeal procedure for contract interpretation

24 Holidays  Inclusion of part time employees

25 Layoffs  Scrivener  Less then 7 years based on 8 lists  Affected employee(s) shall receive at least 21 days notice  All layoffs shall be “equally apportioned”  Beyond 7 years – 2 seniority lists: full time & part time

26 Layoffs (cont.)Layoffs (cont.)  Post vacant bargaining unit positions on the 1 st and 15 th of each month for after external recruitment  Laid off full time employees on recall list have right of first refusal for converted positions over laid off part time employees  Timely period for interest in a posted position is 10 with days of posting  Must report to work within 15 days after employee is recalled to work

27 Longevity Computation & Compensation  Proration for part time employees not participating in the NHRS  Calculation same as Annual Leave and Administrative Leave

28 Other LeaveOther Leave  FMLA  Management required to notify employee within 5 business days of changes

29 Performance EvaluationPerformance Evaluation  If evaluation is less than satisfactory, it will include a list of individuals whose input was considered in the development of the evaluation

30 Recognition & Unit Description  Added:  Juvenile Intake Officer  Call Center Representative I  Call Center Representative II  Call Center Representative III  Part time employees in all recognize classifications

31 Reduction in HoursReduction in Hours  Removed furloughs  Left personal days

32 Resignation  Scrivener  Retiring employee shall be paid within 60 days as opposed to 90 days

33 Sick LeaveSick Leave  Scrivener  Inclusion of part time employees  6 days of entitlement to bereavement leave or dependent illness leave with no loss of bonus leave

34 Training  Court monitor/assistants keep current contract language  All other employees have a minimum of 3 days training

35 Travel & MileageTravel & Mileage  Scrivener  Administrative authority shall submit within 5 days of receipt, employee shall be paid within 21 days

36 Duration  June 30, 2012 with evergreen

37 II. New ArticlesII. New Articles  Miscellaneous  Blood Donations  Civic Duties  Community Service  Inclement Weather  Political Activity  Probation

38 Political ActivityPolitical Activity  Can’t hold elected office or executive board position  Addition of Right of Public speech

39 Probationary PeriodProbationary Period  6 month probation for newly appointed or reappointed  Reappointed ≠ Recalled  3 month probation promoted or demoted employees or employee recalled or hired to a materially different position  Cross reference – requested rights

40 IV. Current Contract Language  Bi-Weekly Pay Period  Consultation and Labor Management Committee  Management Prerogatives and Rights  Merit Advancement  Notices  Separability


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