Principal Executive Officer’s (PEO) Office
Includes departments of :
Strategic Planning and Performance Management
The PEO Office has responsibility for the overall leadership and strategic direction and management of the CMS.
Legal support provides corporate legal advice.
Human Resource Management and Administration Division
Effectively and judiciously administer the provisions of the Staff Orders and Regulations governing the Public Service.
The Human Resource Management and Administration Division is comprised of two departments- the Human Resource Management and the Administration Department.
Functions carried out by the department
Information Communication & Technology (ICT)
The ICT Unit has responsibility for the administration, implementation and support of all Information and Communication Technology throughout the Courts and CMS.
To research, assess and implement robust, secure and efficient information systems; which will optimize all the Courts, and CMS in achieving its strategic goals.
To be the driving force of all operations of the Courts and CMS; through the application of contemporary technological solutions.
The following statements articulate the strategic objectives of the Information Communication and Technology Department.
Finance and Accounts Division
To secure adequate funding for the Court Management Services and the Courts to support their strategic objectives.
There are four functional areas within the Unit. These are:
The Unit is governed by the Financial Administration and Audit Act (FAA) which guides what are called permissible accounting practices. The Government’s Procurement Guidelines are also used to determine that proper procurement procedures have been followed. The Government’s Staff Orders are also used to determine the allowances and payments permitted in special circumstances.
Internal audit, as defined by the Institute of Internal Auditors, is an independent, objective, assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organizations operations. It helps the organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes.
The mission of internal audit is to ensure that the Court Management Services operations are conducted according to the highest standards by providing an independent, objective assurance function and by advising on best practice. Through a systematic approach, Internal Audit helps the Court Management Services accomplish its objectives by evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes.
The scope of internal audit work includes the review of risk management procedures, internal control systems, and governance processes. This work also involves periodic testing of transactions, special investigations, and measures to help prevent and detect fraud.
To fulfill its responsibilities, Internal Audit shall:
Results of internal audit assurance and consulting services are properly communicated to the appropriate management or operating personnel in the form of written reports, consultation, and advice or through other appropriate means. Written reports include management comments itemizing specifications taken or planned to mitigate identified risks and to ensure that operational objectives are achieved.
Buildings and Property Management Services
Has responsibility for maintenance, improvement projects and repairs of existing Court Buildings and infrastructure. New Buildings currently remain with the MOJ.
Client Services Communications & Information
Includes Departments of :
Access to Information
This division has responsibility for customer complaints and monitor-ing, media requests and issues, public education, placement of advertisements in the press, corporate communication to external publics, corporate commu-nication internally (this does not include information on HR issues), coordination of corporate events with external publics, handling protocol on behalf of the Judiciary. Also handles Access to Information requests.
Court Support Services
Has responsibility for accommodation and subsistence bookings and payments for Circuit Court etc. Provides support to Administration in procuring goods and services for the Courts and also oversees improvement projects in the Courts as assigned by the PEO.