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Human Resources- Policies and Rules

WELCOME FROM THE PRESIDING JUDGE

Dear Employee:

On behalf of the Judges, Division Heads and staff of the Superior Court in Mohave County, please accept my warm welcome and wishes for successful employment as a member of our team of dedicated and motivated professionals.

The Superior Court is the State of Arizona's general jurisdiction Trial Court. Superior Court Judges hear all types of cases including; felony, misdemeanor, civil, domestic relations, juvenile, probate, guardianship, mental health and other matters. The Superior Court in and for the County of Mohave is comprised of six (6) numbered judicial divisions, each headed up by an elected Superior Court Judge, and two appointed Court Commissioners. In addition to these Courts, the Mohave County Superior Court includes the offices of Clerk of the Superior Court, a combined Adult and Juvenile Probation Department (including Juvenile Detention), and Superior Court Administration. Superior Court Administration is comprised of the Court Administrator’s Office, Court Security, Court Technology Services, Human Resources, Law Library, Conciliation Court, Juvenile Drug Court, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Program, and Court Team Mental Health for Infants and Toddlers (0 – 5). The Superior Court has facilities in Bullhead City, Kingman and Lake Havasu City. The Presiding Judge oversees and administers the Superior Court through elected and appointed Division Heads and also has oversight of the Justice and Municipal Courts within the County.

The mission of Courts of Mohave County is to uphold the laws of the land; to resolve disputes and legal matters and to serve the public in a fair, timely, consistent and professional manner. Our vision is to provide the highest quality of justice services and to achieve excellence in all we do by: 1) Being fair, accessible and responsive to the needs of the community; 2) Providing innovative, collaborative and technologically advanced service to the court’s users and partners; 3) Maintaining motivated, competent, and professional judges and staff; and 4) Acquiring safe, functional and quality facilities and work environments.

We strive to provide a work environment which is conducive to both personal and professional growth. We are pleased you have been selected to join our professional staff and look forward to a mutually beneficial association.

Cordially

Honorable Charles W. Gurtler, Jr.
Presiding Judge


POLICIES, PROCEDURES AND RULES

Listed below are the Policies & Procedures along with the Merit Rules governing the workplace for the Superior Court in Mohave County. Employees are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the policies, procedures and rules affecting their employment. The policies, procedures and rules are effective on the date indicated at the top of each policy or rule. The Presiding Judge may approve changes to the policies, procedures and rules over time. Employees will be made aware of changes through the employee newsletter, by administrative order, memorandum or other means. Questions should be directed to Superior Court Human Resources at 928-718-4928.

Simply click on the Name of a Policy or Rule to read its contents.

POLICIES/PROCEDURES

1    EMPLOYMENT
   
    
        1.01 Equal Employment Opportunity
        1.02 Discrimination and Harassment Prohibited
        1.03 Drug Free Workplace
        1.04 Employment Qualifications Review
        1.05 Personnel Records and Reports
        1.06 Family and Medical Leave Procedures
        1.061 Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act
        1.07 Reduction in Force
        1.08 Performance Planning and Evaluation


2    SAFETY AND SECURITY
   
    
        2.01 Workplace Violence
        2.03 Weapons in the Courts
        Infectious Disease Control Guidelines
        Superior Court PTO Advance Request


3    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
   
    
        3.01 Chain of Command, Employment of Relatives, Non-Fraternization, and Child Labor
        3.02 Attendance
        3.03 Conduct
        3.04 Other Employment
        3.05 Political Activity
            - Limitations on Political Activities of Judicial Employees
            - Limitations on Political Activities for Judges
        3.06 Smoking
        3.07 Polygraph


4    COURT OPERATIONS
   
    
        4.01 Court Reporter Policy and Procedure
        4.02 Volunteer / Intern Policy
        4.03 Language Access Plan (LAP)

        4.04 Beverages in the Courthouse





6    CONTINUING EDUCATION AND TRAINING (COJET)
   
    
        Arizona Code of Judicial Administration Chapter 3 §1-302 Education and Training


7    Compensation
   
    
        7.1 Classification System
        7.2 Compensation Program
        7.3 Overtime (OT)
        7.4 Call Back Pay
        7.5 On-Call Pay
        7.6 Holidays
        7.7 Workers' Compensation
        7.8 Payment Upon Termination of Employment


8    Attendance and Leaves of Absence
   
    
        8.1 Paid Time Off (PTO) Leave
        8.2 Intentionally Left Blank
        8.3 Bereavement
        8.4 Military Leave
        8.5 Leave of Absence Without Pay
        8.6 Administrative Leave With Pay
        8.7 Civic Duty Leave
        8.8 Victim's Leave
        8.9 Management Leave
        8.100 Intentionally Left Blank
        8.300 Employee Illness Bank (EIB)



JUDICIAL MERIT SYSTEM RULES

1.    GENERAL
        101. Definitions
        102. General Provisions
        103. Applicability
        104. Merit System Administration
        105. Personnel Records and Reports
        106. Non-Discrimination
        107. Recycling
        108. Smoking

2.    EMPLOYMENT
        201. Reserved
        202. Recruitment
        203. Applications
        204. Examinations
        205. Registers
        206. Certification and Selection of Eligibles
        207. Appointments
        208. Promotion, Voluntary Demotion, Transfer, Reassignment, Reappointment and Detail
        209. Probationary Period

5.    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
        501. Conduct
        502. Political Activity
        503. Other Employment    
        504. Attendance
        506. Medical Evaluation Program
        507. Reserved
        508. Polygraph
        509. Education, Training and Required Education Credits
        510. Use of Equipment and Vehicles    
        511. Business Travel Expenses

6.    GRIEVANCE SYSTEM
        601. General
        602. General Grievances
        603. Appeals from Alleged Discrimination, Dismissal, Demotion and Unpaid Suspension

7.    CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
        701. Discipline
        702. Administrative Suspension and Special Observation
        703. Types and Effective Date of Discipline: Pre-Disciplinary Meeting

8.     SEPARATIONS
        801. Types of Separations
        802. Obligations

Note: The above underlined policies and rules are current and in-force. Those policies that are not underlined are in development.



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Human Resources

Valerie Winters,
HR Manager, Superior Court in Mohave County

Contact us at:
Superior Court HR
401 E. Spring Street
P.O. Box 7000
Kingman, AZ. 86402

Call:  (928)718-4928 or extension 4470 or 4928

Fax: (928) 753-8908

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