Adjudication

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
202.480.2097
awilliams@acus.gov

Committee Meetings & Events

April 8, 2013 Committee Meeting(Committee on Adjudication)

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

Committee Research Projects

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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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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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This study comes out of the Federal Administrative Adjudication project and focuses on adjudication governed outside of the Administrative Procedure Act—commonly referred to as informal...

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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 2015-3 - Declaratory Orders identifies contexts in which agencies should consider the use of declaratory orders in administrative adjudications.  It also...

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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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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
Anika Cooper Government Member Surface Transportation Board
Chai R. Feldblum Government Member Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
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
Thomas P. McCarthy Liaison Representative Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission
Susan A. Poling Liaison Representative Government Accountability Office
Arti K. Rai Public Member Duke University School of Law
Bob Schiff Government Member National Labor Relations Board
Thomas W. Snook Liaison Representative ABA National Conference of the Administrative Law Judiciary
Tyler Wood Government Member Federal Maritime Commission
Marilyn Zahm Liaison Representative Association of Administrative Law Judges