ACUS Adopts a Recommendation to Improve Efficiency, Fairness, Transparency, and Public Participation in Government Programs

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ACUS Adopts a Recommendation to Improve Efficiency, Fairness, Transparency, and Public Participation in Government Programs 

Washington, D.C., September 23, 2021 – At its 75th Plenary Session, conducted by electronic voting which concluded on September 17, the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) adopted a recommendation to improve the efficiency, transparency, and fairness of administrative programs; reduce their costs to taxpayers; and enhance the public’s ability to participate in them. 

Recommendation 2021-5: Clarifying Statutory Access to Judicial Review of Agency Action. This recommendation urges Congress to enact a cross-cutting statute that addresses certain recurring technical problems in statutory provisions governing judicial review of agency action that may cause unfairness, inefficiency, or unnecessary litigation. It also offers drafting principles for Congress when it writes new or amends existing judicial review statutes. It draws in large part on ACUS’s forthcoming Sourcebook of Federal Judicial Review Statutes, which analyzes the provisions in the U.S. Code governing judicial review of agency action.
The next Plenary Session will be held in December 2021. Details, including times and recommendations to be considered, will be posted on the ACUS website. Join our mailing list at www.acus.gov/subscribe to be notified instantly.  

About ACUS 

The Administrative Conference of the United States is an independent federal agency within the executive branch dedicated to improving the administrative process through consensus-driven applied research and providing nonpartisan expert advice and recommendations for federal agency procedures. Its membership is composed of senior federal officials, academics, and other experts from the private sector. Except for the Chairman, all Conference Members are unpaid.  

The Conference is committed to promoting effective public participation and efficiency in the rulemaking process by leveraging interactive technologies and encouraging open communication with the public as well as making improvements to the regulatory process by reducing unnecessary litigation and improving the use of science and the effectiveness of applicable laws. Learn more at www.acus.gov.
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