Report 2009-109 Recommendation 15 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 #15 To: Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento

To ensure that it assists nonprobationary staff in developing their skills and improving their job performance, the Sacramento Superior Court should clarify the employee appraisal policy by specifying how often updates to the duty statement should occur.

1-Year Agency Response

The Sacramento Superior Court revised as of March 6, 2012, its employee appraisal policy and generally requires supervisors to provide employees with an appraisal every two years. The policy states that the evaluation must be based on the employee’s current duty statement. The court’s duty statement policy requires supervisors and managers to periodically review and update the statements. (See 2013-406, p. 155)

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.