To increase transparency, the Judicial Council should conduct a more thorough review of the AOC's implementation of the evaluation committee's recommendations by more closely scrutinizing the actions the AOC asserts it has taken to complete directives.
The Judicial Council's Executive and Planning (E&P) Committee held a public meeting on March 12-13, 2015, to review all completed Strategic Evaluation Committee recommendations/Judicial Council directives. E&P requested a new format for reporting on the status of implementation efforts and identified new categories to better reflect the implementation activities. A revised status report and webpage on the organizational restructuring of the council's staff has been developed. (See web page at: www.courts.ca.gov/19334.htm)
An open meeting of the Judicial Council Executive and Planning Committee is scheduled for March 12-13, 2015, to review all completed Strategic Evaluation Committee recommendations/Judicial Council directives. We expect to have fully implemented this recommendation in the third quarter of 2015.
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