How are public members of the salary grievance committee selected?
Public members may be selected by one of two distinct processes, as directed by the commissioners court. Under one process, the county clerk places the names of each person who served on a grand jury during the preceding calendar year on separate slips of paper. At the meeting, the slips are placed in a container, and the county judge draws the appropriate number of names to select the public members of the salary grievance committee. The county judge may repeat the process and draw for a list of alternates.
Alternatively, the commissioners court may direct the county clerk to use a computer to generate a randomized list of names of all persons who served on a grand jury during the preceding calendar year. The commissioners court must adopt the randomized list; enter the list into the minutes of the meeting; and select, in the order of the list, the necessary number of public members and alternates.
For more information, see our updated publication Salary Grievance Committee.