Contractors in Rulemakings

Project Contacts

Staff Counsel
202.480.2091
mthomson@acus.gov

Contractors in Rulemakings explores the legal and practical considerations agencies face in contracting out certain aspects of the rulemaking process. The project examines the legal constraints applicable to use of contractors in rulemakings. It also considers practical issues associated with using contractors in rulemakings, including potential efficiency gains and oversight challenges. And it seeks to identify practices and factors agencies consider in deciding what types of rulemaking-related work to assign to contractors.