ACUS Recommendations

Making formal recommendations is one of the primary activities of the Administrative Conference. Conference recommendations result from the Administrative Conference Project Process. As a part of this process, recommendations are adopted by the voting members of the Conference at semi-annual plenary sessions. The recommendations listed here are those that have been identified as those that are related to this best practice initiative.

Recommendation June 16, 1989
Public Financial Disclosure by Executive Branch Officials

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Determining appropriate public financial disclosure requirements requires an assessment and accommodation of three concerns: the relevance of the information to conflicts of interest which might be faced by the individual in his or her official capacity; the practical burden ... View more

Recommendation June 15, 1989
Contracting Officers’ Management of Disputes

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An increasing number of problems in the management of government contracts are now referred to lawyers, accountants, and judges for resolution. This accelerating trend has tended to deemphasize the responsibility of the agency contracting officers, who (in most agencies) have ... View more

Recommendation December 9, 1988
Federal Agency Use of Computers in Acquiringand Releasing Information

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The rapid evolution of computer technology raises many economic and policy issues that affect the acquisition and release of information by government agencies. New information technologies can improve public access to public information and reduce paperwork burdens. They can also impose ... View more

Recommendation June 10, 1988
Agency Use of Settlement Judges

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Many cases over which administrative law judges, administrative judges, and other agency hearing officers preside do not involve broad regulatory issues and are often appropriately resolved by settlement. Following in the footsteps of several innovative federal judges,1 ... View more

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