Open-filing for examination NYS Court Officer-Sergeant 55-833 begins 10 AM on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 and ends Wednesday, December 13, 2023.   The exam is scheduled to be held on Saturday, March 16, 2024. The examination application will be available at The examination announcements and study material links are posted on the webpage. NYS Court Officer-Trainees are not qualified to take the Sergeant exam. However, should a Trainee anticipate appointment to the NYS Court Officer title on or before March 16, 2024, that Trainee should apply for the exam during the open-filing period as exam applications will not be accepted after December 13, 2023.

Applicant questions may be directed to .


In the 2021-2026 contract, CSEA negotiated a new benefit which allows employees represented by CSEA to participate (from home), in Union sponsored training for up to two days during the court recess and receive paid leave without charge to personal accruals to cover the training. CSEA will offer morning and afternoon training on December 27 and 28, 2023 beginning at 9am, with a lunch break in between. If you wish to take advantage of this new benefit, you must provide a personal email as well as use your personal electronic device (not court equipment) to attend. 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.

In order to participate please download the fillable form below, complete it and send it to by Wednesday, December 20, 2023. More information can also be found on the form.

Download the fillable registration form here.

Be sure to check your emails and receivers be sure to post and/or share all information. Note that if you have not received a personal email, CSEA does not have an address on file for you. You can fix that issue by contacting CSEA member solutions at 1-800-342-4146.  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.


This training is separate and apart from the Recess Virtual Training referenced above – Do not use the fillable registration form for these title specific trainings.

CSEA Judiciary Locals have arranged the winter recess Court Reporter 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 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.


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.


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.  Of course, 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.


Lights on The Lake is New York’s premier drive-through holiday light show. Every year our brothers and sisters from CSEA Local 834 proudly setup and maintain two miles of breathtaking displays for all to enjoy.  Once again this year, CSEA Local 334 would like to offer our members complimentary passes to enjoy the display. We ask that you RSVP to and include your name, member # and mailing address by 12/16/22, one ticket per member please.  This year’s tickets will be good for one time use any night. Get yours while they are here, due to limited availability they will not last long and are being distributed on a first come, first served basis.