RECENT TITLE CHANGES
We are happy to share that two CSEA represented titles, Deputy Chief Clerk I and Court Interpreter, have been approved for reallocations. Both titles, currently at a JG 18 will now be reallocated to JG 20. A reallocation simply means a change in the title’s salary grade, not its duties. It will not change your seniority, step placement or longevity, nor should there be any change in benefits. These changes will go into effect this month.
COURT CLERK SERIES
Last week the CSEA Local Presidents had a meeting with OCA about the reallocation of the Court Clerk title series. The review of these titles has been in the process for the last four years with Covid playing a big part in the delay. CSEA was instrumental in pushing for the review of these titles. We were informed during last week’s meeting that OCA intends to reallocate these titles in the near future and to that end, will be putting in for the reallocation of these titles in their 2024 budget request. Ofcourse, this will be contingent on it passing through the legislative process. The titles included in the proposed reallocation are Court Clerk and Surrogate Court Clerk (JG 18 would go to JG 20), Senior Court Clerk and Senior Surrogate Court Clerk (JG 21 would go to JG 22) and Associate Court Clerk and Associate Surrogate Court Clerk (JG 23 would go to JG 24). There will be no change in the Principal Court Clerk grade.
We also mentioned again, during that meeting, that CSEA would like to see a review of other titles within our bargaining unit looked at.
We will keep you updated as information becomes available.
COURT RECESS VIRTUAL TRAINING–SAVE THE DATE
Your CSEA Local Presidents are proud to announce that we are in the process of setting up online union training for December 27th and 28th that will be made available for you to attend if you so choose. Per Section 9.2(k) of the contract, we have a side letter agreement with OCA which allows employees to attend union-sponsored training programs for up to two (2) days during the court recess. Those who attend these virtual trainings shall not be required to charge leave credits for that day/days. This means, instead of having to charge two annual leave days during the court recess, you will have the option to receive paid leave without charge to your personal leave credits for attendance at these trainings. You may attend one or both days of training.
If your court/work location does not “officially” follow the court recess and you are not forced to take two days off during that week, you are still allowed to attend the CSEA trainings without charge to your personal accruals for those day/days, subject to manager’s approval.
More details and sign up information will be coming to you from CSEA, Inc. after we finalize the programs to be offered, so be sure to check your emails and receivers be sure to post and/or share all information. If CSEA does not have a personal email address on file for you, you may receive a paper copy with an electronic registration link. We hope to see many of you take advantage of this great benefit that was negotiated for you during our last round of contract negotiations.
COURT REPORTER TRAINING – WINTER RECESS
CSEA Judiciary Locals have arranged the winter recess training program again this year. These trainings are for active CSEA members holding the title of Court Reporter. Members will be required to supply the following information with their RSVP: First Name, Last Name, Non-Work email address, CSEAID#, Work Location and which Class/Classes they would like to attend. If you do not know your CSEA ID# you can contact CSEA member solutions at 1-800-342-4146 to obtain. Space is limited, please send an email to email@example.com if interested prior to 12/1/23. Be Advised, if you are scheduled to work during the dates of the classes, and your immediate supervisor cannot alter your schedule, you will not be able to attend. See the attached flyer for full details.