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, 1995
Use of Mediation under the Americans with Disabilities Act

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Despite the efforts of the agencies charged with enforcing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), there are substantial backlogs of cases at the investigation stage at many agencies, creating unusually lengthy delays in enforcement. Because of enforcement delays, many individuals are not ... View more

Recommendation June 15, 1995
Review of Existing Agency Regulations

Federal agencies generally have systems in place to develop new regulations. Once those regulations have been promulgated, the agency's attention usually shifts to its next unaddressed issue. There is increasing recognition, however, of the need to review regulations already adopted to ensure that ... View more

Recommendation June 15, 1995
Procedures for Noncontroversial and Expedited Rulemaking

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Direct Final Rulemaking Direct final rulemaking is a technique for expediting the issuance of noncontroversial rules. It involves agency publication of a rule in the Federal Register with a statement that, unless an adverse comment is received on the rule within a specified time period, the rule ... View more

Recommendation June 15, 1995
ADR Confidentiality and the Freedom of Information Act

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The Administrative Dispute Resolution Act (ADRA) accords a substantial measure of confidentiality to oral or written communications made in a covered dispute resolution proceeding. This protection was based upon Administrative Conference Recommendation 88-11, which recognized that in promoting the ... View more

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