Succession Planning for the California Court System

A Request for Proposals (RFP) was issued on June 24, 2002. The AOC seeks the services of a consultant with expertise in succession planning and the ability to create processes that will (1) capture and preserve institutional knowledge of judicial court processes and judicial court history before the experienced and knowledgeable employees leave the system; and (2) develop a succession plan and stewardship system to ensure that trained leadership and executive talent are available for critical positions throughout the California court system.

This RFP is the means for prospective consultants to submit their qualifications to the AOC. The AOC may select, from the responses to this RFP, qualified consultants to assess critical positions within the court system, identify the gaps between the future needs and our current workforce, and recommend strategies for addressing the talent gaps.

  • The AOC's purpose in initiating this project comes from a recent survey of the California courts, where 70 percent of the respondents stated their concern that a significant number of managerial and executive staff will retire in the next few years. In fact, 26 to 40 percent of them can retire within 5 years, and 23 to 35 percent in 6 to 10 years. On the whole, the California judicial system can expect to lose up to 75 percent of its managerial and executive staff within the next 10 years. We are at a critical time to plan for this leave of institutional knowledge and talent.
  • The State reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, as well as the right to conduct or not conduct a similar proposal in the future. This request for proposals is in no way an agreement, obligation, or contract, and the State is not responsible for the cost of preparation. One copy of a submitted proposal will be retained for official files and become a public record.

Proposals must be received prior to 12 p.m., Monday, July 29, 2002, and include all required attachments. Oral responses will not be accepted. For further information regarding this RFP, please contact Vanessa Wilcox, Project Manager, Human Resources Division, Administrative Office of the Courts, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, California 94102. Telephone: 415/865-4276.

RFP for Succession Planning for the California Court System