AP III, Sec. 1 General information
Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes AnnotatedAdministrative Procedures of the Court of JusticeEffective: June 7, 2022
Effective: June 7, 2022
Administrative Procedures, AP III, Sec. 1
AP III, Sec. 1 General information
SECTION 1.01 Administration of these Policies
The personnel administration of the Kentucky Court of Justice (KCOJ) is governed by these published Policies. All forms referenced herein can be found on the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) Department of Human Resources (HR) Intranet website at https://kcoj.sharepoint.com/sites/HumanResources/SitePages/Home.aspx.
SECTION 1.02 Applicability of these Policies
These Policies are applicable to all employees in the KCOJ.
SECTION 1.03 Elected and Appointed Officials
These Policies are not applicable to elected and appointed officials in the KCOJ, unless otherwise specified.
SECTION 1.04 Definitions
As used throughout these Policies, the following definitions apply:
(3) “Appointing authority” means an individual who is authorized to act on behalf of an agency or office of the KCOJ with respect to appointments, position actions, payroll documents, leave requests, and disciplinary actions, in conformity with these Policies, subject to the best interests of the KCOJ as determined by the Chief Justice, as the Chief Executive Officer of the KCOJ.
(4) “Chief Deputy Clerk” means a deputy clerk who has the requisite abilities and knowledge of the operation of the Office of the Circuit Court Clerk and serves in a general supervisory capacity in relation to all other deputy clerks. There may be one Chief Deputy Clerk for every 15 deputy clerks in an Office of the Circuit Court Clerk. The AOC Director may set a maximum number of Chief Deputy Clerks for an office. The employee who is selected to serve as the Chief Deputy Clerk must formally accept such designation in writing, a copy of which will be forwarded to the AOC HR Department and placed in that individual's personnel file.
SECTION 1.05 Non-Tenured Employees
(a) Judicial staff, including administrative support assistants, administrative support specialists, legal assistants, and case managers hired on or after September 1, 2004; part-time employees hired on or after April 15, 2018; staff attorneys, court administrators, and employees of the court administrator's office;
(d) Principal administrative employees of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals; and principal administrative employees of the AOC as follows: AOC Deputy Director, General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel, Senior Legal Counsel, Legal Counsel, State Law Librarian, Directors, Executive Officers, Managers, Assistant Managers, Executive Assistants, Family Services Administrators, and Family Court Liaisons;
(2) Non-tenured employees serve at the pleasure of and at the will of their appointing authority for an unspecified period of time. The appointing authority may terminate an employee's employment for any reason or no reason, with or without notice, at any time. No provision in other KCOJ policies and procedures alters this status.
SECTION 1.06 Tenured Employees
SECTION 1.07 Internal Office Policies
Each appointing authority may have internal office policies that are consistent with the Rules of the Supreme Court, including these Policies and all applicable statutes. All internal office policies must be reviewed and approved by the AOC Office of General Counsel.
HISTORY: Amended by Order 2022-28, eff. 6-7-22. Adopted by Order 2021-05, eff. 2-1-21
Administrative Procedures, AP III, Sec. 1, KY ST ADMIN P AP III, Sec. 1
Current with amendments received through June 1, 2023. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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