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Annual Report 2010

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A Strategic Plan for the Federal Judiciary

The Judicial Conference approved the 2010 Strategic Plan for the Federal Judiciary on September 14, 2010 as a guide for judicial branch leadership in shaping the future course for the federal Judiciary.

The plan identifies goals for preserving Judiciary core values—the rule of law, equal justice, judicial independence, accountability, excellence, and service—while addressing challenges and meeting new demands on resources.

Read about the Strategic Plan

Efforts to Contain Costs and Limit Budget Requirements

The Judiciary takes seriously its role as steward of the taxpayers’ money and regularly reviews programs and business practices to identify areas where economies and efficiencies can be achieved. The Judicial Conference continues to build on the cost-containment strategy it adopted in September 2004, establishing the Judiciary as a model for cost-containment efforts over the past six years. Commitment to slowing the growth in long-term budget requirements has led to cost-containment initiatives in several major business areas. While the next round of cost-containment initiatives is likely to be more difficult, the Judiciary recognizes the need to control growth in the federal budget.

Read Efforts to Contain Costs