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 December 17, 1990
Federal Agency Electronic Records Management and Archives


Recommendation 1(a) parallels part A of Recommendation 88-10. It starts with the premise the basic policy balances have already been struck and does not seek to reopen them. Existing policy reflected in the records statutes2 and in National Archives and Records ... View more

Recommendation June 7, 1990
Use of Risk Communication by Regulatory Agencies in Protecting Health, Safety and the Environment


The term "risk communication" is commonly used to describe procedures by which a public agency or other party possessing information about the hazardous attributes of an activity or product transfers this information to others. For several decades, the Freedom of Information and National ... View more

Recommendation June 7, 1990
The Ombudsman in Federal Agencies

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The ombudsman1 is an institution frequently used in other countries, and increasingly used in this country, as a means of inquiring into citizen grievances about administrative acts or failures to act and, in suitable cases, to criticize or to make recommendations concerning future ... View more

Recommendation December 14, 1989
Agency Practices and Procedures for the Indexing and Public Availability of Adjudicatory Decisions

This recommendation examines the obligation of agencies to index and make their adjudicatory decisions available to the public. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) imposes numerous affirmative disclosure obligations on agencies. Under 5 U.S.C. 552(a)(2), each agency, in ... View more

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