The chief justice of the United States endorsed an internal judicial report Monday that found inappropriate workplace conduct among federal judges and recommended changes, vowing to monitor progress throughout 2019.

Chief Justice John Roberts' report ended a year in which the federal judiciary found itself under a microscope, accused of the type of sexual harassment and abuse more often leveled against politicians and celebrities from Hollywood to Wall Street.

The year began with an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against veteran federal appeals court Judge Alex Kozinski of California. It ended with an investigation into dozens of ethics complaints filed against new Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh over allegations that preceded his confirmation.