A wide array of services is managed by the Office of the Court
Administrator and these are summarized below:
The FJD Office of Human Resources serves the leaders and employees of the
Courts through the management of positions, policy improvement,
testing, training, and employee compensation and benefits.
Department of Information and Technology Services
manages and maintains the court mainframe and PC information systems, including a Wide Area Network (WAN) connecting
about 3,000 PCs.
Court Reporting and
Interpreter Services - Court reporters are highly trained and skilled professionals who, through the use of stenographic machines and computer-aided transcription, preserve the verbatim record of all proceedings in the First Judicial District (FJD), with the exception of those proceedings held in Philadelphia Traffic Division and those preserved through the use of Digital (audio) Recording. Court Reporting Services are provided in the Common Pleas and Municipal Courts and their constituent divisions.
The Interpreter Division remains in the forefront of the field by ensuring, to the greatest extent possible, equal access to justice for those who are deaf or of Limited English Proficiency (LEP).
The Office of Administrative Services is
responsible for the requisition of materials and coordination of
maintenance and other services, largely through the Building and
Facilities Department charged with upkeep, maintenance, and
renovations of various Court-occupied structures.
The Financial Services Office provides the Court Administrator and other leaders
with valuable information needed to support sound management
decisions, offers links with other branches of government and funding
sources, and responds to the directives of the Administrator.
Procurement Department The Procurement Unit continually strives to uphold an established and uncompromising Mission: to ensure that all the customers' needs are satisfactorily addressed with congenial and attentive service through the expeditious delivery of quality goods and services at the most economic prices available. To achieve its objectives, the Procurement Unit controls First Judicial District purchase of supplies, equipment, and services while monitoring District property management through the Inventory Control Division.
Legal Services Unit provides legal advice to the District Court Administrator, and supervisory assistance, as required, in connection with the various units which report to the District Court Administrator, including Human Resources, Office of Court Compliance and litigation.