Office of the Chairman Projects

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The Administrative Conference is undertaking 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 Con

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The Office of the Chairman is undertaking a project to study and develop best practices for agencies to improve fairness and efficiency in administrative hearings involving self-represented parties. The project comes out of a working group on the subject that the Administrative Conference co-lead

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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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The Board of Veterans’ Appeals requested that the Office of the Chairman conduct a study reviewing the laws, regulations, policy, procedures, and data relating to supplementation of the evidentiary record and workload management of Veterans Law Judge hearing cases.  The study aims to offer potent

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

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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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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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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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