Court Reporters/Electronic Recording
(Kathy Guild, CSEA Contract Administration Specialist, October 9, 2014)
CSEA, along with DC 37, the 9th JD Court Employees Association and the Association of Surrogate's and Supreme Court Reporters, met with UCS Management on September 17th to discuss electronic recording, the per diem rate for Court Reporters, Transcription Audits and computer aided realtime transcription from Hearing Impaired in the Courts.
At that meeting, CSEA informed UCS of the expansion of the electronic recording equipment in the 8th Judicial District after the 2009 ER policy was issued that limited where it could be used. We also discussed the shortage of Court Reporters in Upstate New York. The following day, UCS informed us that they were immediately releasing all the PARS (requests) for the following CSEA-represented Court Reporter positions: 3rd JD - 1 Senior Court Reporter; 4th JD - 1 Court Reporter; 7th JD - 1 Court Reporter and 1 Senior Court Reporter. An additional PARS was later released for the 5th JD - 1 Sr. Court Reporter. UCS has agreed that we will have further discussions regarding the shortage of Court Reporters at the upcoming Statewide Labor/Management meeting in November.
We will keep you updated on any developments regarding these issues as we go forward.