The Administrative Office of the US Courts has established a working group to examine the procedures in place that protect employees from inappropriate workplace behavior. The office was responding to a request by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, John Roberts.
Roberts also heads the Judicial Conference, the body responsible for creating policy for federal courts. He asked the office to review whether changes were needed in the courts’ procedures for investigating, and dealing with, inappropriate workplace conduct.
The group will consist of seven members, and will include judges and court-system officials from around the country. Input will be solicited from federal judges, law clerks and other judicial employees.
The goal, according to Roberts, is to “ensure an exemplary workplace for every judge and every court employee,” he wrote in his 2017 state of the judiciary report.