Guidance Documents

Federal agencies routinely communicate with the public through “guidance.” Agencies use guidance to explain how they propose to exercise discretionary powers and how they interpret statutes and rules. Guidance comes in many forms: written and unwritten, authoritative and non-authoritative, significant and routine, and directed internally to agency personnel and externally to people outside the government.

This page provides access to many of the recommendations, publications, and other materials related to guidance that have been prepared by ACUS or for its consideration. It will be updated as new materials become available.

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Assembly Recommendations

Publications and Reports

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