United States Attorneys' Manual

3-16.000 INFORMATION MANAGEMENT (September 1998)

3-16.110 Case Management Reports -- Automated Case Management Systems

A. Local Caseload Management Systems. Each United States Attorney's Office has a local caseload management system, LIONS, and a local collections management system, TALON. Information is used locally and is submitted to the Executive Office for United States Attorneys for inclusion in the central caseload management and collections system. In most districts, these systems are also used to track debt collection activities.

Each office has a System Manager who is responsible for day-to-day operation of the computer and for assisting data entry personnel. A User's Manual is provided for each system, which details the information and data entry requirements, as well as monthly submission requirements. The Case Management Staff, Executive Office for United States Attorneys, provides software and user support for the case management and collections systems.

B. Central Caseload and Collections System. The United States Attorneys are responsible for reporting their activities to the Attorney General. For that purpose, the Case Management Staff, Executive Office for United States Attorneys, maintains a central caseload and collection management system. This system is used to respond to numerous requests for statistical information and to produce management reports for use within the Department of Justice. The same information is used to produce the United States Attorneys' Annual Statistical Report and to meet the accounting requirements for debts collected by United States Attorneys. Credit is given based on the date information is submitted to the Executive Office. The cut-off date for each fiscal year is September 30.