Agency Recruitment and Selection of Administrative Law Judges

Recommendation 2019-2 – Agency Recruitment and Selection of Administrative Law Judges addresses the processes and procedures agencies should establish for exercising their authority under Executive Order 13,843 (2018) to hire administrative law judges (ALJs). It encourages agencies to advertise ALJ positions in order to reach a wide pool of applicants, to publish minimum qualifications and selection criteria for ALJ hiring, and to develop policies for the review of ALJ applications.

 

Citation:  Admin. Conf. of the U.S., Recommendation 2019-2, Agency Recruitment and Selection of Administrative Law Judges, 84 Fed. Reg. 38,930 (Aug. 8, 2019).

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Final Recommendation

The Administrative Procedure Act (APA) requires that hearings conducted under its main adjudication provisions[1] (sometimes known as “formal” hearings) be presided over by the agency itself, by “one or more members of the body which comprises the agency,” or by “one or more administrative law judges [(ALJs)] appointed under” 5 U.S.C. § 3105.[2] Section 3105, in turn, authorizes “[e]ach agency” to “appoint as many [ALJs] as are...

Project Documents

Name Committee Type Date
Meeting Agenda 4.26.19 Adjudication, Administration and Management Agenda April 24, 2019 Download
Meeting Agenda 4.6.19 Adjudication, Administration and Management Agenda April 3, 2019 Download
Comment from Emily S. Bremer for Plenary Adjudication, Administration and Management Member Comment June 10, 2019 Download
Comment from Renee M. Landers for Plenary Adjudication, Administration and Management Member Comment June 6, 2019 Download
Comment from Jeffrey S. Lubbers for Plenary Adjudication, Administration and Management Member Comment May 31, 2019 Download
Comment from Alan B. Morrison for Plenary Adjudication, Administration and Management Member Comment May 30, 2019 Download
Comment from John Cooney Adjudication, Administration and Management Public Comment April 25, 2019 Download
Comment from Joseph Solomey Adjudication, Administration and Management Public Comment April 24, 2019 Download
Comment from NOSSCR Adjudication, Administration and Management Public Comment April 24, 2019 Download
Agency Recruitment and Selection of Administrative Law Judges Adjudication, Administration and Management Recommendation June 24, 2019 Download
Selection of Administrative Law Judges Recommendation Redline for Plenary Adjudication, Administration and Management Recommendation June 10, 2019 Download
Selection of Administrative Law Judges Recommendation for Plenary Adjudication, Administration and Management Recommendation May 22, 2019 Download
Proposed Recommendation from Committee Adjudication, Administration and Management Recommendation May 9, 2019 Download
Proposed Recommendation for Committee 4.24.19 Adjudication, Administration and Management Recommendation April 24, 2019 Download
Proposed Recommendation for Committee Adjudication, Administration and Management Recommendation April 4, 2019 Download
FINAL Research Report on Federal Agency ALJ Hiring after Lucia and EO 13843 Adjudication, Administration and Management Report May 31, 2019 Download
DRAFT Research Report on Federal Agency ALJ Hiring after Lucia and EO 13843 Adjudication, Administration and Management Report April 3, 2019 Download

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