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Unit 1 – Introduction and Top Ten Resources

“With proper leadership, court Human Resources Management contributes to meaning and pride over and beyond the reward of a paycheck. It reflects the enduring purposes and responsibilities of courts”.  – National Association for Court Management, Core Competency Curriculum Guidelines

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Unit 2 – Overview of Human Resource Management Issues

“For court leaders to manage and improve Human Resources, they must understand the fundamentals.” – National Association for Court Management, Core Competency Curriculum Guidelines

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Unit 3 – The Legal Foundation of Human Resources

“Courts should be model employers with policies and practices that comply with state and federal employment laws and regulations and relevant ethical codes.  But legal requirements imposed by others must be integrated with judicial independence and the inherent powers doctrine. A competent judiciary is independent in philosophy, form, and practice.  It delivers justice from the bench but also on the phone, at the counter, and the bar of the court.”  National Association for Court Management, Core Competency Curriculum Guidelines

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Unit 4 – Staffing, Orientation & Mentoring

“Good management of the public’s courts dictates that trained, qualified personnel be recruited to handle the courts’ business…” – Gerald B. Kuban, Human Resources in Courts

Unit 5 – Effective Performance Management

“An important part of organizational control lies in adequately conducting continuous performance appraisals that may serve as the basis for disciplinary procedures and provide early warning signals of performance problems”.  – Gerald B. Kuban, Employee Discipline and Grievances

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Unit 6 – Employee Relations

“In every organization it is necessary to establish a frame work within which the efforts of employees can be directed in a manner that will advance both the objectives of the organization and the interests of the individual.” 
                                         – Human Resource Policy Manual,
Virginia Judicial System.

National Associations

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For more information and resources on Managing Human Resources, visit the National Center for State Courts Library online catalog at:

http://nstc.sirsi.net/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/49

NCSC digital resources are located in the Digital Archive available at:

http://www.ncsconline.org/D_KIS/Library/ncsc_digital_archive_home.htm

Call 1-800-616-6164 or email library@ncsc.org for more information.

Knowledge and Information Services
National Center for State Courts
Williamsburg, Virginia
March 2012

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