Public Availability of Adjudication Rules

Recommendation 2018-5 – Public Availability of Adjudication Rules offers best practices to optimize agencies’ online presentations of procedural rules governing adjudications. It encourages agencies to make procedural rules for adjudications and related guidance documents available on their websites and to organize those materials in a way that allows both parties appearing before the agencies and members of the public to easily access the documents and understand their legal significance.

Citation: Admin. Conf. of the U.S., Recommendation 2018-5, Public Availability of Adjudication Rules, 84 Fed. Reg. 2142 (Feb. 6, 2019).

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Public Availability of Adjudication Rules

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2018-5
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Every year, federal agencies conduct hundreds of thousands of adjudications.[1] In order to participate meaningfully in adjudications, persons appearing before federal agencies must have ready online access both to the key materials associated with these adjudications (including prior decisions) and the procedural rules governing them.

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Name Committee Type Date File
October 18, 2018 Meeting Agenda Adjudication, Administration and Management Agenda Download October 18, 2018 Meeting Agenda
Public Availability of Adjudication Rules Adjudication, Administration and Management Recommendation Download Public Availability of Adjudication Rules
Public Availability of Adjudication Rules Recommendation for Plenary Adjudication, Administration and Management Recommendation Download Public Availability of Adjudication Rules Recommendation for Plenary
Public Availability of Adjudication Rules Recommendation for Plenary - Proposed Amendments Adjudication, Administration and Management Recommendation Download Public Availability of Adjudication Rules Recommendation for Plenary - Proposed Amendments
Public Availability of Adjudication Rules Recommendation to Council Adjudication, Administration and Management Recommendation Download Public Availability of Adjudication Rules Recommendation to Council
Public Availability of Adjudication Rules Draft Recommendation Adjudication, Administration and Management Recommendation Download Public Availability of Adjudication Rules Draft Recommendation
Memorandum - Public Availability of Adjudication Rules with Draft Recommendations Adjudication, Administration and Management Memorandum Download Memorandum - Public Availability of Adjudication Rules with Draft Recommendations
Recommendation 2018-5 Appendix Appendix Download Recommendation 2018-5 Appendix
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