Contractors in Rulemaking

Recommendation 2022-1, Contractors in Rulemaking  identifies best practices for managing contractors that assist agencies in the rulemaking process. It recommends that agencies exercise proper oversight to avoid contracting out inherently governmental functions or other activities that should be performed by federal employees, clearly delineate responsibility between contractors and agency staff, institute safeguards to prevent or remediate conflicts of interest, and ensure transparency in connection with their contracting activities.

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Contractors in Rulemaking

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2022-1
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Executive Summary

Agencies rely on private contractors to perform many kinds of services in support of their rulemaking activities. These services can occur at any stage of the rulemaking process.

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Draft Report on Contractors in Rulemaking Rulemaking Report Download Draft Report on Contractors in Rulemaking
Agenda for March 24, 2022 Meeting Rulemaking Agenda Download Agenda for March 24, 2022 Meeting
Contractors in Rulemaking - Draft Recommendation for March 24, 2022 Meeting Rulemaking Recommendation Download Contractors in Rulemaking - Draft Recommendation for March 24, 2022 Meeting
Comment from Senior Fellow Richard J. Pierce on Contractors in Rulemaking Rulemaking Comment Download Comment from Senior Fellow Richard J. Pierce on Contractors in Rulemaking
Comment from Government Member Stephanie Tatham on Contractors in Rulemaking Rulemaking Comment Download Comment from Government Member Stephanie Tatham on Contractors in Rulemaking
Contractors in Rulemaking - Draft Recommendation for April 12, 2022 Meeting Rulemaking Recommendation Download Contractors in Rulemaking - Draft Recommendation for April 12, 2022 Meeting
Agenda for April 12, 2022 Meeting Rulemaking Agenda
Comment from Senior Fellow Richard J. Pierce on Contractors in Rulemaking #2 Rulemaking Comment
Contractors in Rulemaking - Draft Recommendation for April 25, 2022 Meeting Rulemaking Recommendation Download Contractors in Rulemaking - Draft Recommendation for April 25, 2022 Meeting
Agenda for April 25, 2022 Meeting Rulemaking Agenda
Proposed Recommendation from Committee - Contractors in Rulemaking Rulemaking Recommendation Download Proposed Recommendation from Committee - Contractors in Rulemaking
Contractors in Rulemaking (Final Report) Rulemaking Report Download Contractors in Rulemaking (Final Report)
Comment from Senior Fellow Alan Morrison on Contractors in Rulemaking Rulemaking Comment Download Comment from Senior Fellow Alan Morrison on Contractors in Rulemaking
Plenary Clean for Contractors in Rulemaking Rulemaking Recommendation Download Plenary Clean for Contractors in Rulemaking
Comment from Public Member Jack Beermann on Contractors in Rulemaking Rulemaking Comment Download Comment from Public Member Jack Beermann on Contractors in Rulemaking
Plenary Redline for Contractors in Rulemaking Rulemaking Recommendation Download Plenary Redline for Contractors in Rulemaking
Contractors in Rulemaking Rulemaking Recommendation Download Contractors in Rulemaking
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