58th Plenary Session

58th Plenary Session
  • June 13, 2013 - 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
  • June 14, 2013 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Three Lafayette Centre 1155 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20581 Main Conference Room
Resources For:
June 13, 2013 - 2:00 pm EDT
June 14, 2013 - 9:00 am EDT


Chief Financial and Operations Officer

Research Projects

Recommendation 2013-1 – Improving Consistency in Social Security Disability Adjudication identifies ways to improve the adjudication of Social Security disability benefits claims before administrative law judges and the Social Security Administration’s Appeals Council, suggests changes to the evaluation of opinion evidence from medical professionals, and encourages the SSA to enhance data capture and reporting.

Recommendation 2013-2 – Benefit-Cost Analysis at Independent Regulatory Agencies highlights a series of best practices directed at independent regulatory agencies in the preparation of benefit-cost analyses that accompany proposed and final rules.  

Recommendation 2013-3 – Science in the Administrative Process promotes transparency in agencies’ scientific decision-making, including: articulation of questions to be informed by science information; attribution for agency personnel who contributed to scientific analyses; public access to underlying data and literature; and conflict of interest disclosures for privately funded research used by the agencies in...

Recommendation 2013-4 – Administrative Record in Informal Rulemaking offers best practices for agencies in the compilation, preservation, and certification of records in informal rulemaking, and it supports the judicial presumption of regularity for agency administrative records except in certain limited circumstances.