AP III, Sec. 1 General information
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Administrative Procedures, AP III, Sec. 1
AP III, Sec. 1 General information
SECTION 1.01 Administration of the 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) Human Resources (HR) Intranet website at https://kcoj.sharepoint.com/sites/HumanResources/SitePages/Home.aspx.
SECTION 1.02 Applicability of the 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 the Policies of the KCOJ set forth herein, 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 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 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;
(c) Principal administrative employees of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals; and principal administrative employees of the AOC as follows: the AOC Director, Deputy Director, General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel, Senior Legal Counsel, Legal Counsel, State Law Librarian, Executive Officers, Managers, Assistant Managers, Executive Assistants, Family Services Administrator, and Family Court Liaison, and;
(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 Legal Services.
HISTORY: Adopted by Order 2018-06, eff. 4-15-18
Administrative Procedures, AP III, Sec. 1, KY ST ADMIN P AP III, Sec. 1
Current with amendments received through January 15, 2020.
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