As used in the Court Employee Labor Relations Rules:
(1) "Court" means a superior court.
(2) "Court employee" means any employee of a court, except those employees whose job classification confers safety retirement status.
(3) "Meet and confer in good faith" means that a court or such representatives as it may designate, and representatives of recognized employee organizations, have the mutual obligation personally to meet and confer promptly on request by either party and to continue for a reasonable period of time in order to exchange freely information, opinions, and proposals, and to endeavor to reach agreement on matters within the scope of representation. The process should include adequate time for the resolution of impasses where specific procedures for such resolution are contained in this division or a local rule, regulation, or ordinance, or when such procedures are used by mutual consent.
(4) "Recognized employee organization" means an employee organization that has been formally acknowledged by the county to represent court employees under the provisions of Government Code sections 3500-3510 or by the court under its rules or policies.
Rule 10.652 amended and renumbered effective January 1, 2007; adopted as rule 2202 effective January 1, 1998, the effective date of Stats. 1997, ch. 850.