AOC Restructuring Milestones: Jan 2011 to Oct 2012

Date Event More Information
Oct New Administrative Director of the Courts and Executive Team assume roles at AOC AOC Policy & Administration
Sept Top AOC Executives Selected

Incoming Administrative Director of the Courts selects executive team. Action follows Judicial Council’s restructuring of the AOC.

Aug Judicial Council Adopts Recommendations to Restructure AOC

Judicial Council oversight of AOC reaffirmed. Monthly monitoring for fulfilling recommendations established.

Executive and Planning Committee Presents Recommendations on SEC Report audio icon Audio   Video (YouTube, 53:32)
July AOC Reduces Workforce

AOC reduces workforce by 277 in last 12 months.

Jun Downsizing Continues at the AOC

Layoffs are part of a second phase of reductions in the AOC’s workforce.

Layoffs Begin at the AOC

29 employees are laid off, bringing the total to approximately 190 positions to be eliminated by the end of the fiscal year.

May Chief Justice Receives SEC Report and Recommendations

Chief Justice makes the 221-page report available immediately.

Apr Reassessment of $1.1 Billion in Courthouse Projects

Oversight committee recommends reassessment of 13 courthouse projects for cost reductions.

Mar 2012 Judicial Council Votes to Stop Deployment of Statewide Case Management System

“What we do best in the judicial branch is to weigh the evidence and make reasoned and deliberate decisions,” said Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye.

Aug 2011 Court Facilities Working Group Seeks Independent Expert

Consultant to audit the courthouse construction program.

Judicial Council Business Meetings to Become More Open, Accessible

Invitation for public to comment becomes an important element in promoting transparency and access.

Apr Chief Justice Appoints New Judicial Council Internal Committee to Oversee Case Management System

The 10-member committee to oversee the council’s policies on the California Court Case Management System (CCMS).

Mar Chief Justice Names Strategic Evaluation Committee Members

Committee to conduct in-depth review of the AOC and its organizational structure.

Jan New Management Oversight for CCMS Program

A major restructuring of the governance structure for the California Court Case Management System (CCMS) program is announced.

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