Office of the Chairman Projects

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This project examines federal administrative adjudication that is not subject to the adjudicatory provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (i.e., non-APA adjudication) and takes the form of a sourcebook for agencies, Congress, the federal judiciary, and the public.

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The Guide for ACUS Consultants offers practical guidance to consultants on the major issues that consultants commonly navigate in conducting research for ACUS. Topics addressed include how to identify interview subjects, ensure adequate sample sizes, and ensure that the sample of interviewees is representative of the population being studied.

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This memorandum provides an overview of agency use of video teleconferencing (VTC) for administrative hearings from the early 1990s through 2014.  Year-by-year, it describes VTC usage at agencies.

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The Model Adjudication Rules are designed for use by federal agencies to amend or develop their procedural rules for all stages of administrative adjudication. Numerous agencies have relied on the Model Rules to improve existing adjudicative schemes, and new agencies, like the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, have relied on them to design their procedures.

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Recusal, the voluntary or involuntary withdrawal of an adjudicator from a particular proceeding, is an important tool for maintaining the integrity of adjudication.

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The Office of the Chairman of the Administrative Conference of the United States issued Revised Model Rules for Implementation of the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) in August 2019.

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In April 2018, the President signed into law the “Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018” following its unanimous passage in both the United States Senate and House of Representatives (...

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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 structure (e.g., commission or single-head agency, internal organization), personnel (e.g., number and types of appointed positions, limitations on removal), decision-...

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In December 2018, the Administrative Conference published a second edition of the Sourcebook of United States Executive Agencies. The Administrative Conference previously undertook a project to examine the agencies and other organizational entities of the federal executive establishment, including independent agencies, and published the...

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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 practices regarding the duty of candor and the submission of all evidence.  It also reviews requirements from other tribunals, the Federal Rules of...