Public Access to Agency Adjudicative Proceedings

Recommendation 2021-6, Public Access to Agency Adjudicative Proceedings – identifies best practices regarding when and how federal agencies provide public access to adjudicative proceedings. Within the legal framework established by federal law, it identifies factors agencies should consider when determining whether to open or close particular proceedings. It also offers best practices to promote public access to proceedings that agencies open to the public and recommends that agencies make the policies governing public access readily available. 

Citation: Admin. Conf. of the U.S., Recommendation 2021-6, Public Access to Agency Adjudicative Proceedings, 87 Fed. Reg. 1715 (Jan. 12, 2022).

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Public Access to Agency Adjudicative Proceedings

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2021-6
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Name Committee Type Date File
10-19-2021 Agenda Adjudication Agenda Download 10-19-2021 Agenda
11-22-2021 Agenda Adjudication Agenda Download 11-22-2021 Agenda
11-12-2021 Agenda Adjudication Agenda Download 11-12-2021 Agenda
Public Access to Agency Adjudicative Proceedings Adjudication Recommendation Download Public Access to Agency Adjudicative Proceedings
Public Access to Agency Adjudicative Proceedings Proposed Recommendation for Plenary Session REDLINE Adjudication Recommendation Download Public Access to Agency Adjudicative Proceedings Proposed Recommendation for Plenary Session REDLINE
Public Access to Agency Adjudicative Proceedings for Plenary Session CLEAN Adjudication Recommendation Download Public Access to Agency Adjudicative Proceedings for Plenary Session CLEAN
Public Access to Agency Adjudicative Proceedings - Draft Recommendation for October 19, 2021 Meeting Adjudication Recommendation Download Public Access to Agency Adjudicative Proceedings - Draft Recommendation for October 19, 2021 Meeting
Public Access to Agency Adjudicative Proceedings - Proposed Recommendation from Committee Adjudication Recommendation Download Public Access to Agency Adjudicative Proceedings - Proposed Recommendation from Committee
Public Access to Agency Adjudicative Proceedings - Draft Recommendation for November 22, 2021 Meeting Adjudication Recommendation Download Public Access to Agency Adjudicative Proceedings - Draft Recommendation for November 22, 2021 Meeting
Public Access to Agency Adjudicative Proceedings - Draft Recommendation for November 12, 2021 Meeting Adjudication Recommendation Download Public Access to Agency Adjudicative Proceedings - Draft Recommendation for November 12, 2021 Meeting
Public Access to Agency Adjudicative Proceedings (Draft Report) Adjudication Report Download Public Access to Agency Adjudicative Proceedings (Draft Report)
Public Access to Agency Adjudicative Proceedings (Final Report) Adjudication Report Download Public Access to Agency Adjudicative Proceedings (Final Report)
Comment from H. Alexander Manuel Comment Download Comment from H. Alexander Manuel
Comment from National Organization for Social Security Claimants' Representatives Comment Download Comment from National Organization for Social Security Claimants' Representatives
Comment from Russell Wheeler Comment Download Comment from Russell Wheeler
Comment from Bernard Bell Comment Download Comment from Bernard Bell
Comment from Jeffrey Lubbers Comment Download Comment from Jeffrey Lubbers
Comment from Russell Wheeler Comment Download Comment from Russell Wheeler
Comment from H. Alexander Manuel Comment Download Comment from H. Alexander Manuel
Comment from Jeffrey Lubbers Comment Download Comment from Jeffrey Lubbers
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