Individualized Guidance

This project will study and offer best practices to promote fairness, accuracy, and efficiency in agency processes for providing written guidance in response to requests for advice from members of the public. Among other topics, it will address processes for members of the public to request guidance from agencies; agency practices for drafting responses to guidance requests, including the personnel involved and mechanisms to ensure accuracy and consistency; the public availability of individualized guidance documents; and the extent to which members of the public can rely on legal interpretations and policy statements made in individualized guidance documents.

Professor Shalini Ray (University of Alabama School of Law) is serving as the consultant for this project.


Staff Counsel