The Committee on Adjudication examines procedural issues relating to how agencies handle cases that come before them, including issues arising in programs that handle very large caseloads.

Committee Contacts

Committee Chair
Retired (Former Chief Judge of the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Administrative Law Judges)
Staff Counsel

Committee Meetings & Events

April 8, 2013 Committee Meeting(Committee on Adjudication)

April 8, 2013 - 2:00 pm EDT
Location name: 
Administrative Conference of the United States

Committee Research Projects


The Conference is studying the recent efforts by agencies to aggregate administrative proceedings.  Very little is known about: (1) how agencies choose the cases appropriate for aggregation, (2)...

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This recommendation identifies contexts in which agencies should consider the use of declaratory orders in administrative adjudications.  It also highlights best practices relating to the use of...

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The Conference is studying the use and incorporation of electronic case management in agency adjudication in order to make recommendations and share best practices.  Electronic case management is...

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Recommendation 2014-7 – Best Practices for Using Video Teleconferencing for Hearings offers practical guidance regarding how best to conduct video hearings, and addresses...

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Recommendation 2012-3 – Immigration Removal Adjudication addresses the problem of case backlogs in immigration removals and suggests ways to enhance efficiency and...

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Recommendation 2013-1 – Improving Consistency in Social Security Disability Adjudication identifies ways to improve the adjudication of Social Security disability...

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Committee Members

Name Role Organization
John Vittone Committee Chair, Public Member
Eric S. Benderson Government Member Small Business Administration
Charles Center Liaison Representative Federal Labor Relations Authority
Chai R. Feldblum Government Member Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
D. Randall Frye Liaison Representative Association of Administrative Law Judges
Susan Tsui Grundmann Government Member Merit Systems Protection Board
Janice Hoffman Government Member Department of Health and Human Services
Jean King Liaison Representative Executive Office for Immigration Review
Richard J. Leighton Senior Fellow Keller and Heckman LLP
Robert Lesnick Government Member Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission
Jeffrey S. Lubbers Special Counsel American University Washington College of Law
Nadine Mancini Government Member Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
Arti K. Rai Public Member Duke University School of Law
Bob Schiff Government Member National Labor Relations Board
Glenn E. Sklar Government Member Social Security Administration
Thomas W. Snook Liaison Representative ABA National Conference of the Administrative Law Judiciary
Daniel Solomon Liaison Representative Federal Administrative Law Judges Conference
Alan Swendiman Liaison Representative Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Tyler Wood Government Member Federal Maritime Commission