The Agreed Settlement Order and Accord, a Court Order, imposed a Monitor to oversee the City’s compliance with the Accord and facilitate the creation of the City’s hiring plans. The Accord also established a $12 million20 fund and a Claim Form process for victims of the patronage. The Monitor was to receive, investigate, and adjudicate the completed Claim Forms. Accord, 15-20. Finally, the Monitor was to “advise the Court whether, in the opinion of the Shakman Decree Monitor, the City is or is not in Substantial Compliance with the Accord.” Accord, at 10.