Personnel Policy Board
Conference Call, 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 11, 1999
Judge Lawrence Jahnke
Judge Mikal Simonson
Judge Bruce Bohlman
Judge Mary Maring
Chair Miller called the meeting to order at 1:30 p.m. and immediately drew the member's attention to the first item on the agenda - Status of the Juvenile Court Staffing Standards.
Chair Miller informed the members that both the Council of Presiding Judges and the Juvenile Policy Board have reviewed Phase One of the North Dakota Juvenile Court Staffing Standards Report. After reviewing the work product neither the Council of Presiding Judges nor the Juvenile Policy Board recommend that the staffing standards set forth in Phase One be adopted primarily due to the fact that staffing standards based on the restorative justice model are currently being developed and those will more accurately reflect the workings of the juvenile court. She said that the Council of Presiding Judges and the Juvenile Policy Board did, however, recommend to the North Dakota Supreme Court that:
1. The full-time position currently filled on a temporary basis in the Northeast Central Judicial District be made a full-time regular permanent position.
2. The half-time position currently filled on a temporary basis in the Northeast Judicial District be filled as a half-time regular position.
3. The remaining half-time position that is currently unfilled, be filled on a temporary basis in either the South Central or East Central Judicial Districts. The Board asked the presiding judges of the East Central and South Central Districts to discuss their needs with their directors of juvenile court and provide you with a recommendation as to where to fill it. The Board suggests the position be left as a temporary position until suggested staffing models, based on full implementation of balanced and restorative justice, are complete.
Chair Miller informed the members that although the Court approved the recommendations made by the Council and Board during the Wednesday, March 10, administrative conference, they would consider any concerns the Personnel Policy Board had pertaining to the recommendations.
All members present accepted the recommendations submitted and approved by the Court.
Staffing Standards For Court Employees
Chair Miller informed the Board that the Supreme Court approved the contract with the National Center to develop staffing standards for the law clerk, secretary II's, and calendar control clerk positions. Also included will be secretarial support for referees. She said the project is to be completed by June 30 at a cost of $30,795.00.
Leave Policy 102R.1. Amendment.
Chair Miller drew member's attention to the last item on the agenda - amendment of Policy 102R.1 - Leave. She said that a request had been received by Mary Hall, Director of Juvenile Court Services in Fargo, to amend the policy to include the death of an aunt or uncle under paid funeral leave. Members were supportive of the amendment as long as it pertained only to employee's relatives by blood, not spouse's aunts and uncles. Staff was requested that the minutes reflect the amendment relating to employee's relatives by blood ands not spouse's aunts and uncles. IT WAS MOVED BY RITA HANNESSON, SECONDED BY DION ULRICH, AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY THAT RULE 102R.1 - LEAVE - BE AMENDED TO INCLUDE THE DEATH OF AN UNCLE OR AUNT UNDER PAID FUNERAL LEAVE.
There being no further business before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 2:15 p.m.