As of July 27, 2017, over 700 judges responded to AALJ's Survey on Productivity and Morale.  Below are links to survey responses filtered by whether the respondents are 1) AALJ members, non-management judges, 2) all AALJ members (including management judges), 3) judges with less than 5 years, 4) judges with less than 2 years, 5) management judges, and 6) all judges.  

Non-management, members only (422 respondents): https://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-YSTWWCW6/
 
Q6 highest priorities:
 
  • Reduce number of hearings “reasonably attainable” – 89% highest or moderate priority
  • Establish office specific reasonably attainable –76%
  • Eliminate term reasonably attainable – 74%
  • Permit transferring judges to continue TW without new office’s approval – 73%
 
Q7 Amend Constitution to allow agreement to case production standard:  Yes, 21%, No 66%, No opinion 16%
 
Q8 negotiate a sliding scale for telework, giving more telework days to high producing judges: Yes 18%, no 66%, no opinion 16%
 
Members only (INCLUDES management judges)(525 respondents): https://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-GYZ9JCW6/
 
Q6 highest priorities:
  • Reduce number of hearings “reasonably attainable” – 88% highest or moderate priority
  • Establish office specific reasonably attainable –77%
  • Eliminate term reasonably attainable – 72%
  • Permit transferring judges to continue TW without new office’s approval – 73%
 
Q7 Amend Constitution to allow agreement to case production standard:  Yes, 22%, No 66%, No opinion 17%
 
Q8 negotiate a sliding scale for telework, giving more telework days to high producing judges: Yes 17%, no 66%, no opinion 17%
 
Less than 5 years (290 respondents)https://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-LQ6SYCW6/  -- 290 respondents
 
 Q6 highest priorities:
 
  • Reduce number of hearings “reasonably attainable” – 91% highest or moderate priority
  • Establish office specific reasonably attainable –78%
  • Permit transferring judges to continue TW without new office’s approval – 76%
  • Eliminate term reasonably attainable – 70%
 
Q7 Amend Constitution to allow agreement to case production standard:  Yes, 24%, No 41%, No opinion 35%
 
Q8 negotiate a sliding scale for telework, giving more telework days to high producing judges: Yes 22%, no 57%, no opinion 21%
 
Non-management Members with less than 2 years (99 respondents)https://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-LQ6SYCW6/   
 
Q6 highest priorities:
 
  • Reduce number of hearings “reasonably attainable” – 96% highest or moderate priority
  • Permit transferring judges to continue TW without new office’s approval – 82%
  • Establish office specific reasonably attainable –81%
  • Eliminate term reasonably attainable – 74%
 
Q7 Amend Constitution to allow agreement to case production standard:  Yes, 24%, No 40%, No opinion 36%
 
Q8 negotiate a sliding scale for telework, giving more telework days to high producing judges: Yes 23%, no 55%, no opinion 21%
 
 
Q6 highest priorities:
 
  • Reduce number of hearings “reasonably attainable” – 78% highest or moderate priority
  • Establish office specific reasonably attainable –78%
  • Permit transferring judges to continue TW without new office’s approval – 75%
  • Permit more judges in each office to telework – 75%
  • Eliminate term reasonably attainable – 59%
 
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Most judges agree that adequate clerical support is vital and that we don’t have it. 
 
About a third of teleworking judges say that poor computer performance affects their productivity

See the survey itself for answers to the other questions and to review the narrative responses.