Assembly Adopts Recommendation on Unified Agenda at 62nd Plenary Session

The 62nd Plenary Session of the Administrative Conference of the United States was held on June 4, 2015. During the session, the Conference Assembly adopted a recommendation on the Unified Agenda, and the Walter Gellhorn Innovation Award was presented to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for Rebuild by Design. In addition,  the Conference’s newest Council member, Ron Klain, was sworn in during Council member Steven Croley’s first session as Vice Chair.
 

Recommendation 2015-1 Unified Agenda:  This recommendation offers proposals for improving the accuracy and transparency of the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions.  Among other things, it urges agencies to consider providing relevant updates between Agenda reporting periods, offers recommendations for ensuring that Agenda entries are properly categorized by projected issuance date and status, and encourages agencies to provide notice when entries are removed from the Agenda.

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Twice a year, the full membership of the Administrative Conference meets in plenary session and debates and votes on recommendations received from Conference committees
 
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