Report I2019-2 Recommendation 5 Responses
Report I2019-2: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Agencies and Employees: Inefficient Management of State Resources, Misuse of State Time and Inaccurate Attendance Records, and Inadequate Supervision (Release Date: April 2019)
Case Number I2017-0405
Recommendation #5 To: Judicial Council of California
To ensure that it has successfully implemented its recent AJP changes at the superior courts, the Judicial Council should periodically evaluate trial court compliance with the recent program changes.
Agency Response From July 2019
The Judicial Council reported in July 2019 that program staff developed data tools to monitor courts' adherence to revised program requirements. Specifically, program staff developed dashboards that are updated monthly and shared with the courts to provide court-specific information about the court's use of retired judges. In addition, the Judicial Council's executive management regularly reviews the dashboards to evaluate court compliance with program policies.
California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented
Agency Response From June 2019
The Judicial Council reported that it intends to evaluate court compliance with the new rules and restrictions but noted that the superior courts' transition is ongoing while the program's rules continue to be refined. Once the rules are finalized, the Judicial Council stated that it will develop a compliance program to periodically evaluate adherence to the rules.
California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending
Agency Response From January 2019
The Judicial Council stated that it accepted our recommendation and that it would work toward fully implementing it.