Section 1.  The Association shall maintain the following standing committees: Grievance; Labor/Management; Constitution and By-Laws; Political Action; Negotiating.

Section 2.  The Grievance Committee shall investigate and process all grievances they deem have merit.  The Committee shall be comprised of the President, who shall act as Chairperson, and three other Members appointed by the President.  A majority vote of the Executive Board shall determine which grievance(s) shall proceed to binding arbitration.

Section 3.  The Labor/Management Committee shall confer with representatives of the Office of Court Administration or their designees about problems and areas of concern affecting working conditions, the implementation or interpretation of present and/or future collective bargaining agreements or other issues of a labor/management nature.  The Committee shall be comprised of the President, who shall act as Chairman, and other Members as permitted under the union Association contract, who are appointed by the President.

Section 4.  The Constitution and By-Laws Committee shall suggest amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws.  The Committee shall be comprised of 3 Members, one of whom shall act as Chairperson, with said committee members and the Chairperson being appointed by the President.

Section 5.  The Political Action Committee shall screen designees for political endorsements and take whatever steps necessary to ensure Legislative approval for bills affecting Court employees.  The Committee shall be comprised of five Members, the President, who shall act as Chairperson, and four other Members, appointed by the President.

Section 6.  The Negotiating Committee shall be comprised of the President, 1st and 2nd Vice-Presidents, and one Member of each unit selected by a majority of the Members in good standing within that unit attending and voting at a General Membership meeting.  Each candidate shall be physically present or, in the alternative, shall have consented in writing to so serve with notice served with the Secretary Treasurer prior to said election.

Section 7.  Other committees may be appointed consistent with future contract provisions or as the needs of the Membership dictate.  Members of these committees shall be appointed by the President and shall serve at the President’s pleasure, unless the by-laws provide otherwise.  The President shall designate the chairperson of any such committees.