Collaborative Governance

Recommendation 2011-7 – FACA in the 21st Century addresses the administrative load imposed by Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and offers proposals to Congress, the General Services Administration, and agencies that use advisory committees, to alleviate certain procedural burdens associated with the existing regime, clarify the scope of the Act, and enhance the transparency and objectivity of the...

Recommendation 2012-5 – Improving Coordination of Related Agency Responsibility addresses the problem of overlapping and fragmented procedures associated with assigning multiple agencies similar or related functions, or dividing authority among agencies.

Recommendation 2014-1 – Resolving FOIA Disputes Through Targeted ADR Strategies addresses more effective use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) approaches to help resolve disputes arising under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  The OPEN Government Act of 2007 created the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS), a part of the National Archives and Records Administration, to assist in the...

Recommendation 2012-7 – Third-Party Programs to Assess Regulatory Compliance addresses issues that arise when agencies develop programs in which third parties assess whether regulated entities are in compliance with regulatory standards and other requirements.