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Title: ALAMEDA COUNTY (CA) CLERK - CRIMINAL/CORPUS DIVISION WORKLOAD ANALYSIS
Corporate Author: National Ctr for State Courts
Western Regional Office
United States of America
Project Director: R W PAGE
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 97
Sponsoring Agency: National Ctr for State Courts
San Francisco, CA 94108
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR STATE COURTS INTERVIEWED CLERKS, ANALYZED WORKFLOWS, AND DEVELOPED A WORKLOAD FORMULA TO ASSESS THE ADEQUACY OF PRESENT STAFFING AND PREDICT NEW STAFFING NEEDS IN ALAMEDA COUNTY, CALIF.
Abstract: BECAUSE PASSAGE OF PROPOSITION 13 WOULD ALTER STAFFING PATTERNS FOR THE COURT SYSTEM AS A WHOLE, THIS STUDY WAS LIMITED TO THE CRIMINAL AND CORPUS (AUTOMATED RECORDS PROCESSING) SECTIONS OF THE OFFICES OF THE COUNTY CLERK AND THE SUPERIOR COURT ADMINISTRATOR IN OAKLAND AND HAYWARD, CALIF. THE BULK OF THE REPORT IS A DETAILED ANALYSIS OF CLERICAL ACTIVITIES: CALENDAR PREPARATION, MAINTENANCE AND UPDATING; PROCESSING OF NEW CASES, WARRANTS, AND PETITIONS TO REVOKE; CORPUS INPUT; POSTING ACTIONS TO REGISTERS; PREPARATION OF MINUTE/COMMITMENT ORDERS; REPORT PREPARATION; AND GENERAL CLERICAL ACTIVITIES. THE METHODS USED TO DEVELOP WORKLOAD UNITS ARE ALSO DESCRIBED. AS A BYPRODUCT OF THE REPORT, A NUMBER OF PROCEDURAL CHANGES WERE UNCOVERED WHICH COULD ELIMINATE UNNEEDED CLERICAL TASKS AND REPETITION OF TASKS. THESE INCLUDE THE ELIMINATION OF THE BAIL BOND FILE SINCE FEW BONDING COMPANIES BECOME FINANCIALLY UNSTABLE, THE DEVELOPMENT OF AGREEMENTS BETWEEN MUNICIPAL AND SUPERIOR COURT ON FILE ORDERS TO SAVE THE MANUAL REORDERING OF FILES, AND THE GREATER USE OF THE CORPUS SYSTEM. APPENDIXES DESCRIBE PROCEDURES UNDER BOTH THE PRESENT MANUAL SYSTEM AND UNDER THE AUTOMATED CALENDAR SYSTEM. THE REPORTING FORM AND INSTRUCTIONS, DETAILS OF CORPUS OPERATION, AND TABULAR DATA ARE ALSO INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Automation; California; Caseloads; Court case flow; Court clerk; Court personnel; Court reform; Records management
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