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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.
In Recommendation 2013-4, the Administrative Conference offered best practices for preserving, compiling, and certifying records for judicial review of informal rulemaking. The Conference also encouraged agencies to issue guidance to aid personnel in implementing those best practices.
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.
Improving Notice of Regulatory Changes studies the extent to which agencies’ current practices for providing public notice of relevant changes in law or policy (“regulatory changes”) might not provide some interested persons with actual notice of those changes.
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.
Recusal, the voluntary or involuntary withdrawal of an adjudicator from a particular proceeding, is an important tool for maintaining the integrity of adjudication.
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.
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 (…
Based on a survey of the entire United States Code, the Sourcebook (available here) comprehensively analyzes more than 650 statutory provisions that govern how federal courts review agency rules and orders.
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-…