Aggregate Agency Adjudication

Recommendation 2016-2 – Aggregate Agency Adjudication provides guidance to agencies on the use of aggregation techniques to resolve similar claims in adjudications. It sets forth procedures for determining whether aggregation is appropriate. It also considers what kinds of aggregation techniques should be used in certain cases and offers guidance on how to structure the aggregation proceedings to promote both efficiency and fairness.

Citation: 81 Fed. Reg. 40,259, 40,260 (June 21, 2016)

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Final Recommendation

  • Recommendation number: 2016-2
  • Adopted on: June 10, 2016
  • Committees: Adjudication

Federal agencies in the United States adjudicate hundreds of thousands of cases each year—more than the federal courts.  Unlike federal and state courts, federal agencies have generally avoided aggregation tools that could resolve large groups of claims more efficiently.  Consequently, in a wide variety of cases, agencies risk wasting resources in repetitive adjudication, reaching inconsistent outcomes for the same kinds of claims,...

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