Policies and Procedures Manual
Human Resources Department
following words and phrases have the meanings stated when they are
used in this Manual:
Office -- any of the following work units within the Trial
Court: Administrative Office of the Trial Court, Departmental Administrative
Offices, Office of the Commissioner of Probation, Office of the
Action Officer -- a staff member of the Administrative Office
of the Trial Court who is responsible for providing support and
technical assistance on affirmative action and equal employment
opportunity matters to the Chief Justice for Administration and
Management and other department heads.
Authority -- an individual with the authority to make appointments
and promotions, subject to review by the Chief Justice for Administration
and Management pursuant to the provisions of G.L. c. 211B.
and Wage Compensation Plan -- the system of position descriptions
and classifications issued by the Chief Justice for Administration
and Management. The Plan is administered pursuant to section 4.600
of this Manual.
Employee -- an employee who the Administrative Office of
the Trial Court has determined meets the definition of "Confidential
Employee" in GL c. 150E.
Head -- the Chief Justice for Administration and Management,
Chief Justices of Trial Court Departments, First Justices, appointed
and elected Clerks/ Magistrates, the Recorder of the Land Court,
Registers of Probate, the Jury Commissioner, the Commissioner of
Probation, the Executive Director and department Directors within
the Administrative Office of the Trial Court, and Chief Probation
Officers. For the purpose of this Manual, any other appointing
authority shall be considered a department head with respect to
persons over whom he/she has appointment authority. Chief Court
Officers, at the discretion of the Director of Security, may be
designated department heads for the purpose of this Manual.
Such designations shall be in writing with a copy forwarded to the
Human Resources Department.
Employee -- an employee who is scheduled to work 37.5 hours
Resources/Compensation Management System (HR/CMS) -- the automated
human resources and payroll system for all state employees, including
those of the Trial Court.
Resources Department -- the department within the Administrative
Office of the Trial Court responsible for negotiating and administering
collective bargaining agreements, administering personnel policies
and procedures, and administering the affirmative action program.
Family -- the employee's spouse and the parents, children,
brothers and sisters of the employee and his/her spouse.
Employees -- for purposes of this Manual, include
all Court Administrators, Clerk-Magistrates, First Assistant Clerks,
Assistant Clerks, Registers of Probate, First Assistant Registers,
Assistant Registers, Recorder of the Land Court Department, Deputy
Recorder of the Land Court, Chief Probation Officers, Chief Court
Officers and Assistant Chief Court Officers in Middlesex and Suffolk
Counties, and those employees who the Administrative Office of the
Trial Court has determined meet the definition of "Managerial Employee"
in GL c. 150E, such as employees in positions which are classified
in level 18 or higher in the Classification and Wage Compensation
Hire -- an individual appointed to a position pursuant to
the provisions of section 4.000 - 4.500 of this Manual and
who is not employed within the judiciary at the time of his/her
Employee -- an employee who is scheduled to work less than
37.5 hours per week.
Employee -- an employee who is appointed to a position pursuant
to the provisions of sections 4.000 - 4.400 of this Manual
or other statutory authority.
Officer -- a Chief Probation Officer, First Assistant Chief
Probation Officer, Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Probation
Officer in Charge, and Probation Officer.
-- the advancement of a permanent employee pursuant to the provisions
of section 6.000 of this Manual to a position with a higher
salary range and a higher level of skill and responsibility.
Employee -- an employee who is appointed for a limited period
of time pursuant to section 4.700 of this Manual, including
summer employees, student interns, and employees who are temporarily
hired to replace another employee who is on an unpaid leave of absence.
Court Department -- one of the seven departments of the Trial
Court which are as follows: the Boston Municipal Court Department,
District Court Department, Housing Court Department, Juvenile Court
Department, Land Court Department, Probate and Family Court Department,
and Superior Court Department.
Court Division -- a principal place within a Trial Court
Department for the holding of court (e.g., the Cambridge Division
of the District Court Department).
Employee -- an employee whose position is included in a bargaining
unit under GL c. 150E.
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