James C. Duff, Director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, has established a Federal Judiciary Workplace Conduct Working Group to review the safeguards currently in place within the Judiciary to protect employees from inappropriate conduct in the workplace.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., noted in his 2017 Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary that he asked Director Duff to form the working group, observing, “The Judiciary will begin 2018 by undertaking a careful evaluation of whether its standards of conduct and its procedures for investigating and correcting inappropriate behavior are adequate to ensure exemplary workplace conduct for every judge and every court employee.”
Chief Justice Roberts directed the working group to examine whether changes may be needed to the Judiciary’s codes of conduct; its guidance to employees – including law clerks – on issues of confidentiality and reporting instances of misconduct; its educational programs; and its rules for investigating and processing misconduct complaints.
Director Duff will chair the working group. Its members are:
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