Welcome to the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) site for Services to Trial Courts in Labor Relations Matters.
A Request for Proposals (RFP) was issued on April 12, 2001. The AOC has established a Labor Relations Assistance Program ("LR Program") to assist the trial courts in implementing Senate Bill 2140 ("SB 2140"), the Trial Court Employment Protection and Governance Act. Funding for the trial courts is available through the LR Program to reimburse the courts for some of the costs of retaining qualified labor relations service providers to assist the courts in labor negotiations with employee organizations representing trial court employees. The LR Program is governed by the following general principles:
- The LR Program will provide limited funding to reimburse courts for services rendered by AOC-approved labor relations service providers who are retained by the courts to negotiate labor agreements with employee organizations representing trial court employees.
- All trial courts are eligible to apply for reimbursement through the LR Program.
- A prerequisite for AOC-approval of qualified labor relations service providers is completion of a training program presented by the AOC addressing SB 2140's labor relations requirements and related issues. Training will be presented in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
- The AOC will approve service providers with participation from the trial courts. The AOC will negotiate a fee rate with the approved service providers, after which the trial court will execute a retention agreement with the service provider reflecting that negotiated rate.
Proposals may be submitted by interested service providers at any time.
Commencement of Performance: Labor relations service providers may perform services that are reimbursable under the LR Program after the AOC approves the service provider's proposal, the service provider satisfies the labor relations training requirement, and the service provider and trial court enter into an agreement for services.
For further information regarding this RFP, please contact Scott Gardner at 415-865-7545 or Alice Vilardi at 415-865-7661.
RFP for Legal Advice and Other Services to Trial Courts on Labor Relations Matters