Assembly Projects

ACUS’s most notable activity is making formal recommendations to the President, federal agencies, Congress, and the Judicial Conference of the United States. A project initiated to formulate such a recommendation most often begins with a research study conducted by an academic consultant(s). The study results in a report that is usually placed before a committee of ACUS members. The committee drafts a proposed recommendation, if it deems one appropriate, for the Assembly’s consideration. With the Council’s approval, the Chairman may place the proposal before the Assembly for debate at a plenary session. The Assembly may adopt it, with or without amendments, as a formal ACUS recommendation. Adopted recommendations are published in the Federal Register and on the ACUS website.

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Committee Research Projects

This project considers how artificial intelligence (AI) tools can be used to identify rules that are outdated or redundant; that contain typographical errors or inaccurate cross-references; or...

This project identifies best practices for agencies to use when implementing automated tools—like interactive chatbots and virtual assistants—to provide legal guidance to members of the public. ...

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This project examines and offers recommendations on agencies’ use of contractors in the rulemaking process. It explores the key legal and practical issues an agency should address in deciding...

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Recommendation 2014-4 – “Ex Parte” Communications in Informal Rulemaking provides guidance and best practices to agencies for managing "ex parte" communications between...

Recommendation 2019-7  Acting Agency Officials and Delegations of Authority offers agencies best practices for...

Recommendation 2017-1 – Adjudication Materials on Agency Websites provides guidance regarding the online dissemination of administrative adjudication materials. It offers...

Committee Meetings & Events

Committee on Regulation Meeting 3 (Public Availability of Inoperative Agency Guidance Documents) (Committee on Regulation)

November 9, 2021 - 10:00 am EST
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The meeting will be held remotely. Please contact trubin@acus.gov for access information.

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Regulation Committee (Committee on Regulation)

October 17, 2019 - 1:00 pm EDT
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Administrative Conference of the United States

Third Meeting - Recusal Rules for Administrative Adjudicators (Committee on Adjudication)

November 6, 2018 - 1:00 pm EST
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Administrative Conference of the United States

Second Meeting - Recusal Rules for Administrative Adjudicators (Committee on Adjudication)

October 24, 2018 - 1:00 pm EDT
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Administrative Conference of the United States

First Meeting - Recusal Rules for Administrative Adjudicators (Committee on Adjudication)

October 10, 2018 - 1:00 pm EDT
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Administrative Conference of the United States

April 27, 2018 Committee Meeting (Committee on Rulemaking)

April 27, 2018 - 1:00 pm EDT
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Administrative Conference of the United States

Committee on Adjudication - Meeting (Committee on Adjudication)

April 19, 2018 - 1:00 pm EDT
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Administrative Conference of the United States

Committee on Adjudication - Meeting (Committee on Adjudication)

April 6, 2018 - 1:00 pm EDT
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Administrative Conference of the United States

Committee on Adjudication - Meeting (Committee on Adjudication)

March 8, 2018 - 1:00 pm EST
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Administrative Conference of the United States

October 26, 2016 COJR Meeting (Committee on Judicial Review)

October 26, 2016 - 10:00 am EDT
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Administrative Conference of the United States

October 25, 2016 Meeting (Committee on Regulation)

October 25, 2016 - 2:00 pm EDT
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Administrative Conference of the United States

October 7, 2016 COJR Meeting (Committee on Judicial Review)

October 7, 2016 - 10:00 am EDT
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Administrative Conference of the United States

September 19, 2016 COJR Meeting (Committee on Judicial Review)

September 19, 2016 - 1:00 pm EDT
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Administrative Conference of the United States

October 22, 2015 Committee Meeting (Committee on Regulation)

October 22, 2015 - 9:00 am EDT
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Administrative Conference of the United States

October 1, 2015 Committee Meeting (Committee on Regulation)

October 1, 2015 - 2:00 pm EDT
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Administrative Conference of the United States

September 17, 2015 Committee Meeting (Committee on Rulemaking)

September 17, 2015 - 2:00 pm EDT
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Administrative Conference of the United States

October 23, 2014 Committee Meeting (Committee on Rulemaking)

October 23, 2014 - 1:00 pm EDT
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Administrative Conference of the United States

October 7, 2014 Committee Meeting (Committee on Rulemaking)

October 7, 2014 - 2:00 pm EDT
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Administrative Conference of the United States