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2024 California Rules of Court

Rule 10.654. Scope of representation

(a) Matters included in the scope of representation

For purposes of the Court Employee Labor Relations Rules, the scope of representation includes all matters within the court's authority to determine relating to employment conditions and employer-employee relations, including, but not limited to, wages, hours, and terms and other conditions of employment, except, however, that the scope of representation does not include consideration of the merits, necessity, or organization of any service or activity provided by law or executive order.

(Subd (a) amended effective January 1, 2007.)

(b) Matters outside the scope of representation

In view of the unique and special responsibilities of the courts in the administration of justice, decisions regarding the following matters are not included within the scope of representation:

(1)  The merits and administration of the court system;

(2)  Coordination, consolidation, and merger of trial courts and support staff;

(3)  Automation, including but not limited to fax filing, electronic recording, and implementation of information systems;

(4)  Design, construction, and location of court facilities;

(5)  Delivery of court services; and

(6)  Hours of operation of the courts and court system.

(Subd (b) amended effective January 1, 2007.)

(c) Impact

Impact from such matters as in (b) must be included within the scope of representation as those matters affect wages, hours, terms, and conditions of employment of court employees, to the extent such matters are within the court's authority to determine.

(Subd (c) amended effective January 1, 2007.)

(d) Assignments and transfers

The superior court continues to have the right to determine assignments and transfers of court employees, provided that the process, procedures, and criteria for assignments and transfers are included within the scope of representation.

(Subd (d) amended effective January 1, 2007.)

Rule 10.654 amended and renumbered effective January 1, 2007; adopted as rule 2204 effective January 1, 1998, the effective date of Stats. 1997, ch. 850.

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