Duties to assist Chief Justice and other courts
(1)Assist the Chief Justice in exercising administrative authority and supervision under ORS 1.002 (Supreme Court).
(2)Consistent with applicable provisions of law and rules made thereunder:
(a)Supervise the personnel plan for officers, other than judges, and employees of the courts of this state who are state officers or employees.
(b)Prescribe the form and content and supervise the preparation of consolidated budgets, for submission to the Legislative Assembly, applicable to expenditures made and revenues received by the state in respect to the courts of this state.
(c)Supervise an accounting system for the recording, monitoring and auditing of expenditures made and revenues received by the state in respect to the courts of this state.
(d)Establish and maintain inventory records of property of the state in the custody or control of the courts of this state or any judge, other officer or employee thereof.
(3)Conduct a continuing survey of the administrative methods and activities, records, business and facilities of the courts of this state and make recommendations to the Chief Justice based on the survey.
(4)Collect and compile statistical and other data relating to the courts of this state and municipal courts, including the caseload, workload, performance, status, management, expenses and revenues of those courts, and make reports on the business and condition of those courts.
(5)Establish and supervise a statewide public information service concerning the courts of this state.
(6)Establish and supervise education programs for judges, other officers and employees of the courts of this state and municipal courts pertinent to the performance of the functions of those judges, other officers and employees.
(7)Provide to the judges, other officers and employees of the courts of this state, to attorneys and to the public appropriate assistance services relating to the administration and management of the courts of this state.
(8)Prepare and maintain a continuing long-range plan for improvement and future needs of the courts of this state.
(9)Supervise and maintain the law libraries of the judicial department of government of this state, including the State of Oregon Law Library, and excluding county law libraries except as provided in ORS 9.825 (Law library surveys).
(10)Enter into contracts on behalf of the Judicial Department, including but not limited to financing agreements entered into pursuant to ORS 283.087 (Financing agreements).
(11)Prescribe minimum retention schedules and standards for all records of the state courts and the administrative offices of the state courts, including but not limited to minimum retention schedules and standards for registers, dockets, indexes, files, citations, notes, audio records, video records, stenographic records, exhibits, jury records and fiscal and administrative documents, whether maintained in paper, micrographic, electronic or other storage form. The State Court Administrator shall ensure that the minimum record retention schedules and standards prescribed under this subsection conform with policies and standards established by the State Archivist under ORS 192.105 (State Archivist authorization for state officials to dispose of records), 357.825 (Acquisition and custody of public records) and 357.835 (Transfer of public records to State Archivist) (1) for public records valued for legal, administrative or research purposes. [1981 s.s. c.1 §15; 1985 c.308 §1; 1991 c.790 §19; 1995 c.244 §1; 1999 c.787 §2; 2001 c.779 §5; 2011 c.224 §6; 2011 c.595 §106]
Section 8.125 — Duties to assist Chief Justice and other courts,