1. The supreme court shall establish, and may amend, a personnel system and a pay plan for court employees. The personnel system shall include a designation by position title, classification, and function of each position or class of positions within the judicial branch. Reasonable efforts shall be made to accommodate the individual staffing and management practices of the respective clerks of the district court. The personnel system, in the employment of court employees, shall not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, religion, physical disability, or political party preference. The supreme court, in establishing the personnel system, shall implement the comparable worth directives issued by the state court administrator under section 602.1204, subsection 2. The personnel system shall include the prohibitions against sexual harassment of full-time, part-time, and temporary employees set out in section 19B.12, and shall include a grievance procedure for discriminatory harassment. The personnel system shall develop and distribute at the time of hiring or orientation, a guide that describes for employees the applicable sexual harassment prohibitions and grievance, violation, and disposition procedures. This subsection does not supersede the remedies provided under chapter 216.
2. The supreme court shall compile and publish all documents that establish the personnel system, and shall distribute a copy of the compilation and all amendments to each operating component of the judicial branch.
3. The state court administrator is the public employer of judicial branch employees for purposes of chapter 20, relating to public employment relations.
For purposes of chapter 20, the certified representative, which on July 1, 1983, represents employees who become judicial branch employees as a result of 1983 Iowa Acts, chapter 186, shall remain the certified representative when the employees become judicial branch employees and thereafter, unless the public employee organization is decertified in an election held under section 20.15 or amended or absorbed into another certified organization pursuant to chapter 20. Collective bargaining negotiations shall be conducted on a statewide basis and the certified employee organizations which engage in bargaining shall negotiate on a statewide basis, although bargaining units shall be organized by judicial district. The public employment relations board shall adopt rules pursuant to chapter 17A to implement this subsection.
4. The supreme court may establish reasonable classes of employees and a pay plan for the classes of employees as necessary to accomplish the purposes of the personnel system.
5. The pay plan shall set the compensation of court employees within the funds appropriated by the general assembly.
83 Acts, ch 186, § 1401, 10201; 85 Acts, ch 117, § 1; 91 Acts, ch 116, § 6; 92 Acts, ch 1086, § 4; 98 Acts, ch 1047, §48
Referred to in § 602.1502
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