Enhance public participation in the regulatory process

Occupational Safety and Health Administration/Outreach Effort to Promote the Updated Hazard Communication Standard

On March 26, 2012, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a final rule to align the Agency’s Hazard Communication standard (HCS) with the U.N. Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of … View more

Department of Energy/Improving the Development and Use of Categorical Exclusions

Between 2009 and 2011, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) implemented a series of related reforms to enhance the transparency and effectiveness of its use of categorical exclusions to comply with the National Environmental … View more

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau/Consumer Complaint Database

There are a number of actions taken by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that deserve attention and qualify as practices that should be replicated by other agencies.  As three individuals from outside of … View more

Postal Regulatory Commission/Online Publication of Public Inquiry Logs

The Postal Regulatory Commission receives hundreds of rate and service inquiries each year (informal complaints about postal service), along with thousands of other comments and questions from the public. The Commission is also contacted … View more

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Success Stories Defined

Agency officials have submitted their success stories in response to a Model A survey requesting innovative ideas that meet the some or all of the following criteria:

-Degree of Innovation
-Cost Savings to the Government and/or the Public
-Ability to Replicate Project or Initiative at other Agencies
-Reduction of Unnecessary Duplication
-Transparency
-Efficiency
-Customer Service
-Streamlining or Enhancing Public Participation in the Regulatory Process

These submissions will also be submitted to our esteemed judges for the Annual Walter Gellhorn Innovation Award.

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