This workshop builds upon Recommendation 2014-5, considering approaches for promoting robust retrospective review at federal agencies. The workshop consists of three panels:
Panel I--Retrospective Review in Federal Agencies [2:00 pm - 3:00 pm]: The first panel examines existing retrospective review efforts at U.S. agencies, explores mechanisms for promoting a "culture of retrospective" review and encouraging regulatory experimentation, and considers how agencies can leverage the expertise of stakeholder groups. The panel also addresses challenges associated with implementing retrospective review efforts, and discusses development of best practices for retrospective review.
- Joe Aldy, Harvard Kennedy School
- Susan Dudley, Regulatory Studies Center, George Washington University
- Neil Eisner, Senior Fellow, Administrative Conference of the United States
Panel II--Retrospective Review in Higher Education [3:00 pm - 4:00 pm]: The second panel considers retrospective review as a mechanism for alleviating reporting burdens on institutions of higher education. The panel examines existing regulatory burdens on institutions of higher education, and discusses past and current efforts to quantify and reduce those burdens. The input from this panel will help inform the research for a project that the Conference has undertaken on this topic.
- Katie Johnson, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
- Lisa Nichols, Council on Governmental Relations
- Toby Smith, Association of American Universities
Panel III--International Innovations in Retrospective Review [4:00 pm - 5:00 pm]: The final panel explores retrospective review initiatives undertaken by other nations and seeks to identify promising innovations for consideration by U.S. agencies. The panel examines European Commission efforts at retrospective review, as well as decision making processes for developing and implementing retrospective review. The panel also evaluates implementation strategies that other nations have adopted for retrospective review, and discusses these strategies in the context of the U.S.
- Geraldine Emberger, European Commission
- Michael Fitzpatrick, General Electric