This project addresses agency disclosure of policies that will allow the public to ascertain, among other things, the constitutional status and relative impartiality of adjudicators. Policies include those relating to selection, appointment, supervision, evaluation, discipline, and removal. It will not address the content of agency policies or disclosure of policies governing agency heads.
This project studies agencies’ appellate review of hearing-level adjudicative decisions. Topics include the structure, composition, functions, procedures, and authority of agency appellate bodies. Resulting recommendations will focus on the ways in which agencies can enhance both the efficiency and fairness of appellate review.