Agency Appellate Systems

Recommendation 2020-3, Agency Appellate Systems  offers agencies best practices to improve administrative review of hearing-level adjudicative decisions with respect to case selection, decision-making process and procedures, management oversight, and public disclosure and transparency. In doing so, it encourages agencies to identify the objectives of such review and structure their appellate systems to serve those objectives.

Citation: Admin. Conf. of the U.S., Recommendation 2020-3, Agency Appellate Systems86 Fed. Reg. 6618 (Jan. 22, 2021).

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Final Recommendation

  • Recommendation number: 2020-3
  • Adopted on: December 16, 2020
  • Committees: Adjudication

In Recommendation 2016-4,[1] the Administrative Conference offered best practices for evidentiary hearings in administrative adjudications. Paragraph 26 recommended that agencies provide for “higher-level review” (or “agency appellate review”) of the decisions of hearing-level adjudicators.[2] This Recommendation offers best practices for such review. The Administrative Conference intends this Recommendation to cover appellate...

Project Documents

Name Committee Type Date
Agenda for Committee on Adjudication meeting 11.23.2020 Adjudication Agenda November 20, 2020 Download
Agenda for Committee on Adjudication meeting 11.13.2020 Adjudication Agenda November 10, 2020 Download
Draft Report Appendix - Agency Appellate Systems Adjudication Appendix November 10, 2020 Download
Comment from Senior Fellow Alan Morrison Adjudication Member Comment December 14, 2020 Download
Comment from Special Counsel Jeffrey S. Lubbers Adjudication Member Comment December 11, 2020 Download
Comment from Public Member Emily S. Bremer Adjudication Member Comment December 14, 2020 Download
Comment from Public Member Jonathan R. Siegel Adjudication Member Comment December 14, 2020 Download
Proposed Recommendation for Plenary - Agency Appellate Systems (clean) Adjudication Recommendation December 4, 2020 Download
Proposed Recommendation from Committee - Agency Appellate Systems Adjudication Recommendation November 25, 2020 Download
Draft Recommendation (clean) - Agency Appellate Systems Adjudication Recommendation November 20, 2020 Download
Draft Recommendation (redline) - Agency Appellate Systems Adjudication Recommendation November 20, 2020 Download
Draft Recommendation - Agency Appellate Systems Adjudication Recommendation November 11, 2020 Download
Agency Appellate Systems Adjudication Recommendation December 31, 2020 Download
Proposed Recommendation for Plenary - Agency Appellate Systems (redline) Adjudication Recommendation December 15, 2020 Download
Final Report - Agency Appellate Systems Adjudication Report December 14, 2020 Download
Revised Draft Report - Agency Appellate Systems Adjudication Report December 1, 2020 Download
Draft Report - Agency Appellate Systems Adjudication Report November 10, 2020 Download