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Submitted by Jeremy Graboyes on April 18, 2019 - 9:29 am EDT

This post is the second in a nine-part series about the historical antecedents of ACUS.

In 1939, as Congress debated the Walter-Logan Bill, President Roosevelt asked Attorney...

Submitted by Todd Phillips on April 15, 2019 - 2:44 pm EDT

Government agencies produce thousands, if not millions, of advisory statements each year. Access to this guidance—expressed in Federal Register notices, website postings, speeches by agency heads, routine communications with individuals, and a wide variety of other pronouncements—is...

Submitted by Jeremy Graboyes on April 11, 2019 - 10:19 am EDT

This post is the first in a nine-part series about the historical antecedents of ACUS.

On January 12, 1937, President Franklin Roosevelt...

Submitted by Jeremy Graboyes on April 4, 2019 - 9:20 am EDT

AdministrativeFIX is launching a new weekly series focused on the history of ACUS.

Each Thursday, we’ll share anecdotes, reports, photographs, and primary documents from ACUS’s 55-year history. Join us as we explore the agency’s history from the passage of the...

Submitted by Jeremy Graboyes on March 15, 2019 - 9:55 am EDT

In advance of the June 2019 plenary, ACUS is scheduling committee meetings for April and May.

The Committee on Regulation will consider a project on the...

Submitted by Todd Phillips on March 11, 2019 - 10:16 am EDT

Annually, advocates and governments participate in Sunshine Week—a national initiative that celebrates the laws and freedoms which allow citizens to access information about how their governments operate.

ACUS has been hard at work drafting reports and recommendations to expand access to...

Submitted by Jeremy Graboyes on March 5, 2019 - 1:34 pm EST

The Administrative Conference of the Unites States (ACUS) mourns the passing of its Senior Fellow Robert Shapiro. Mr. Shapiro served ACUS with distinction for over a decade—first as a government member from the Department of Labor, where he held a high-ranking position in the Office of the...

Submitted by Jeremy Graboyes on February 25, 2019 - 9:58 am EST

ACUS initiatives promote efficiency, participation, and fairness in the administration of federal programs, and this winter, we’ve been busy revising and publishing several of our sourcebooks on...

Submitted by Frank Massaro on February 11, 2019 - 11:29 am EST

In early 2019, ACUS will publish several new sourcebooks that will serve as invaluable resources for understanding the federal government and the diverse work of federal administrative agencies.

First, in January 2019, ACUS released the...