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Title: Court Management: Balancing People and Processes
Journal: Federal Probation  Volume:60  Issue:1  Dated:(March 1996)  Pages:58-59
Author(s): R P Matsch
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 2
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Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes efforts in Colorado Federal District Court to find an appropriate balance of people and processes.
Abstract: Employees in the Federal district courts in most metropolitan areas are divided among four units providing somewhat specialized services: the office of the clerk of the district court, the office of the clerk of the bankruptcy court, the probation office and the pretrial services office. Judges in the District of Colorado have combined administrative needs common to all four units into functionally specialized offices serving the entire court. Staffing was done by reassigning personnel who had been doing similar work within the four units. The arrangement enhances performance by those persons with appropriate aptitudes, interests and training, and ensures equity in the allocation of resources and job benefits. There are individual rewards in job satisfaction and an institutional benefit of increased efficiency with reduced costs by avoiding duplications of effort. The District Court is considering a new position of administrative coordinator responsible for the daily conduct of all administrative tasks.
Main Term(s): District Courts
Index Term(s): Colorado; Court management; Court reorganization; Effectiveness; Efficiency; Federal courts; Management; Organizational theories; Productivity
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