Office of the Chairman Projects

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The Office of the Chairman of the Administrative Conference of the United States has established a working group—the Model Adjudication Rules Working Group—to review and revise the Conference’s Model Adjudication Rules. Released in 1993 by a similar working group of the Conference, the Model Adju

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The Conference is studying self-represented parties in administrative hearings in order to develop best practices and make recommendations for agencies to improve fairness and efficiency in administrative hearings. The project comes out of a working group on the subject that the Administrative Co

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The Social Security Administration (SSA) has engaged the Office of the Chairman to conduct an independent study of federal court review in social security disability insurance and supplemental security income cases. The project consultants will:

  • Review and analyze the Social Security
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At the request of the Social Security Administration (SSA), the Office of the Chairman studied the impact of the pilot program in Region I which, according to 20 C.F.R §§ 405.316, 405.331, both requires notice of the ALJ hearing 75 days prior to the hearing date, and closes the evidentiary record

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Completed

The Administrative Conference undertook a project to map the contours of the federal administrative adjudicatory process, including both “formal” adjudication conducted under the Administrative Procedure Act and “informal” adjudication.  Most studies of federal agency adjudication—by the Conferen

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Completed

This memorandum provides an overview of agency use of video teleconferencing for administrative hearings from the early 1990s through 2014.

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Completed

At the request of the Social Security Administration (SSA), the Office of the Chairman studied the duty of candor and the submission of all evidence in Social Security disability claims.  The resulting report briefly reviews and summarizes the Social Security Act and SSA’s current regulations and

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Completed

At the request of the Social Security Administration (SSA), the Office of the Chairman is studying state guardianship/conservatorship laws and court practices with an eye toward improved information sharing between SSA and state courts.  The study will conduct research on current state guardiansh

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Completed

The Social Security Administration (SSA) engaged the Office of the Chairman to conduct an independent study reviewing and analyzing SSA’s laws, regulations, policies, and practices concerning evaluation of claimants’ symptoms in the adjudication of social security disability claims.  The Office o

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The Administrative Conference undertook a project to examine the agencies and other organizational entities of the federal executive establishment, including independent agencies.  The resulting report catalogues a comprehensive set of characteristics for each entity, including

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