Reference Guides

ACUS produces a variety of reference guides and publications on topics that assist agency officials, congressional staff, and the judiciary in performing their work.

This sourcebook examines federal administrative adjudication that is not subject to the formal adjudication provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act and provides a comprehensive overview and cross-cutting analysis of non-APA adjudication.

Published by ACUS with the American Bar Association's Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, this sourcebook is an annotated compilation of the key legal sources—including the Administrative Procedure Act, the Freedom of Information Act, the Congressional Review Act, and executive orders—governing nearly every aspect of administrative procedure.

Developed by an interagency working group, this guide provides is designed to help agency attorneys understand and manage legal issues commonly encountered in the administration of public-private partnerships.

Developed by a working group of public- and private-sector representatives, this handbook is designed to help agencies produce guidance to aid personnel in managing records related to agency rulemaking. It addresses a wide range of legal, policy, technological, organizational, and personnel matters related to managing internal rulemaking records, public rulemaking dockets, and administrative records for judicial review.

Produced for ACUS in 2015 by the Center for Legal and Court Technology, this handbook provides guidance and recommendations to help agencies implement or improve their use of video teleconferencing in adjudicatory hearings.

This sourcebook maps the organizational structure of the entire executive branch, providing a comprehensive overview and description of the federal executive establishment.

Based on a survey of the entire United States Code, this sourcebook comprehensively analyzes more than 650 statutory provisions that govern how federal courts review agency rules and orders. It addresses topics including who can seek judicial review of agency actions, when and in which courts individuals can seek judicial review, what standards and evidence courts use to evaluate agency actions, and what remedies courts can provide when they find agency actions to be unlawful. The sourcebook also includes a checklist to help Congress draft new or amend existing judicial review statutes.

This Statement sets forth common principles and best practices derived from ACUS recommendations to help guide agencies’ proactive disclosure of administrative materials in the most equitable, effective, and efficient way possible for both the public and agencies.

This Statement sets forth common principles and best practices derived from ACUS recommendations to help federal agencies efficiently, equitably, and effectively provide opportunities for public input and dialogue in the rulemaking process.