This project examines modern agency publicity practices to update Recommendation 73-1, Adverse Agency Publicity, which urged the adoption of agency rules containing minimum standards and structured practices governing the issuance of publicity. It also examines recent Administration initiatives that encourage agencies to post online information such as consumer complaints and other preliminary...
The Conference is studying the recent efforts by agencies to aggregate administrative proceedings.
This recommendation identifies contexts in which agencies should consider the use of declaratory orders in administrative adjudications.
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 a comprehensive system that enables an agency to manage its adjudications for increased efficiency and access.
The Administrative Procedure Act (APA) defines “license” as “the whole or a part of an agency permit, certificate, approval, registration, charter, membership, statutory exemption or other form of permission.” Other than a few scattered references, the APA otherwise does not establish any uniform procedures for the issuance, renewal, or cancellation of federal permits or licenses. Consequently, practices vary substantially from agency to...
Twenty-five years ago, the Administrative Conference studied the potential for use of an ombudsman (or ombuds) in federal agency programs. Recommendation 90-2 provided guidance for the establishment and operation of federal ombuds offices. Since that time, the number, prominence and diversity of federal ombuds offices has grown significantly.
Federal agencies sometimes grant to regulated parties temporary or permanent “waivers” or “exemptions” (also sometimes referred to as “exceptions”) from regulatory requirements.
This project will study the role of federal agencies in providing technical assistance to Congress in statutory drafting. Using a case study methodology, the study will examine the various organizational models for agency involvement in providing technical statutory drafting assistance to Congress and identify best practices.