We are awaiting the final OCA budget before we get together again[COBANC, Suffolk CCEA, 9th JD, and of course NYC Court Clerks union]. We will hold Judge Marks to his promise that if OCA gets the 2.4% increase that they are requesting, he will immediately continue the review of upgrading the Court Clerk series with a view towards concluding it by April 1st (new budget) 2017. He promised it to my face with Bill Dobbins (Suffolk) and Selene Jackson (9th JD) present. I asked him, "Can I tell my members that this is a promise?" He thought about it for a few seconds and then said, "Yes." I will hold him to that promise.