The Clerks Association Executive Council met on 10/6/17. Our upcoming projects and initiatives include:
- Asking OES to prioritize GCMS for the General District Courts
- Working with OES to discuss the legislative agenda for 2018
- Building a mentorship program within the district courts
- Working with OES to develop new, meaningful performance evaluations and position descriptions
- Working with OES to do away with deputy clerk/clerk grades and moving to a pay banding/classification system
- Hosting a meaningful educational conference in April 2018 and beyond
The District Court Staffing Study data collection effort is underway again.
The e-time sheet is available here: http://intranetprod.courts.state.va.us/eforms/efdailylog.cgi
All District Court employees in good standing are eligible for a 3% raise effective 7/10/17. It will first be seen in the 8/1/17 paycheck, which covers the pay period from 7/10/17 - 7/24/17. Additional salary changes are coming effective 9/10/17. Some District Court employees in good standing will be eligible for additional salary increases due to budget language which authorized an additional $3.5 million to address District Court employees "at the lower ends of the pay scale." The budget language requires the Committee on District Courts (CDC) to authorize a plan for using this money. Your Association is hard at work to make sure this money is spent in a rational, logical way. Once more information is available, we will let you know!
The District Court Staffing Study data collection effort is underway again. General District Courts are being asked to collect and report time spent on CIVIL and TRAFFIC cases. J&DR District Courts are being asked to collect and report time spent on CHILD DEPENDENCY and CHINS cases. The e-time sheet is available here: http://intranetprod.courts.state.va.us/eforms/efdailylog.cgi
A new edition of The Docket is available! (June 2017)
The District Court Clerks Conference, sponsored by OES, was held in Williamsburg on June 20 & 21, 2017. OES announced that a new online payment system, the Virginia Judicial Online Payment System (VJOPS), will be deployed this September. Please ask your Clerk for more information.
The date for the 2018 Conference has been selected: it will be held April 17, 2018, at the Double Tree Hotel in Charlottesville, VA. Look for more information in early 2018! If you have suggestions for Conference sessions, please contact Connie Comer.