Jul 06, 2017

UPDATE: Trial Court and Union Agree to Comp Time Pay Down

As a follow up to our recent Comp Time Pay-Out Agreement, we would like to inform those members who chose to participate that the money will be seen in your paycheck dated August 25, 2017.

In addition to the Comp Time Agreement, the Union and Trial Court agreed on a few other issues which required resolution. Please click HERE 
to view a copy of the MOU.  The MOU may also be seen on your Local webpage.  
  1. The probationary period for NEW EMPLOYEES will be increased from 6 months to 9 months. In addition, the Employer is required to conduct a mid-point evaluation with the employee to update and assess the employees’ work progress. This provision DOES NOT affect promoted members, their probationary period remains at 6 months.
  2. Salary Matching for APOs and POs.  Employees who are appointed to the position of APO or PO and are already employed by the Judiciary "will be placed at the step and salary closest to, but more than his/her current salary."  This provision is retroactive to July 1, 2016.
  3. Mutual Respect language has been agreed upon and will be included in our next contract.
  4. Seniority for newly appointed COs with no prior continuous service with the Trial Court (example: Associate Court Officers) will have their seniority ranking determined by their class rank in the Academy.

The Trial Court and the Union have reached an agreement to pay down a portion of employees’ current comp time. All NAGE members who have accrued more than 75 hours of comp time as of the pay period ending May 27, 2017 are eligible to receive compensation for 25% of that accrued comp time.

For example, a NAGE member with 200 comp hours shall receive compensation of 25% of those 200 hours, at their hourly rate of pay.  The remaining hours, in this example 150 hours, will remain in the employees' com time account. This will result in a significant financial pay out at a time when we know our members could use the extra money.

Those who do not wish to participate in the pay down will not lose any comp time hours.  
Any qualified NAGE member who
DOES NOT WISH TO PARTICIPATE in the pay down must email Trial Court Director David Bernard at dbernard@nage.org no later than July 15, 2017.  Please feel free to reach out with any questions.  
Thank you,

David Bernard
Trial Court Director
P.S. Our next Bargaining Session with the Trial Court is scheduled for July 18th. We will keep you updated as the process continues.

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