Report 2009-109 Recommendation 1 Responses

Report 2009-109: Sacramento and Marin Superior Courts: Both Courts Need to Ensure That Family Court Appointees Have Necessary Qualifications, Improve Administrative Policies and Procedures, and Comply With Laws and Rules (Release Date: January 2011)

Recommendation #1 To: Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento

To ensure that its FCS mediators are qualified, the Sacramento superior and family courts should retain in the mediator’s official personnel file any decisions to substitute additional education for experience or additional experience for the educational requirements.

1-Year Agency Response

The Sacramento Superior Court stated that it revised its internal recruitment and selection practice to ensure that its determinations and validations of minimum qualifications and best qualified criteria are clearly noted in its employees’ personnel files. The court provided its Recruitment and Selection policy, dated September 2009, which requires the court to certify applicants who meet the necessary qualifications for the position. In addition, the court stated that it will retain a copy of the candidate’s transcript and license in the official personnel file. (See 2013-406, p. 151)

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2009-109

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.