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Title: Adaptability: The Hallmark of a Good Probation/Pretrial Services Supervisor in the 1990s
Journal: Federal Probation  Volume:60  Issue:1  Dated:(March 1996)  Pages:83-85
Author(s): K H Alston; M J Thompson
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 3
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Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines the influence of team-based management on probation and pretrial services supervisors.
Abstract: In Federal probation and pretrial services offices team-based management has radically changed the role of supervisory staff. Teams of employees gradually assume responsibility for controlling and coordinating their own work, including quality control traditionally managed by the supervisor. The new approach encourages supervisors to use their skills, and to develop new ones, to help employees work together more effectively. Responsibilities for supervisory probation officers as team builders include: (1) creating an environment for quality improvement of work processes; (2) assigning and scheduling investigative and supervisory work; (3) reviewing presentence investigations; (4) setting up team meetings; (5) participating in goal setting and strategic planning; (6) ensuring staff compliance with the Judicial Code of Conduct; (7) evaluating the performance of team members on a systematic basis; and (8) initiating adverse personnel actions and processing grievances. Bibliography
Main Term(s): Courts
Index Term(s): Change management; Corrections; Court management; Court personnel; District Courts; Effectiveness; Efficiency; Participatory management; Pretrial services agencies; Probation or parole officers; Productivity
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