Periodic Retrospective Review

Recommendation 2021-2, Periodic Retrospective Review  offers practical suggestions to agencies about how to establish periodic retrospective review plans. It provides guidance for agencies on identifying regulations for review, determining the optimal frequency of review, soliciting public feedback to enhance their review efforts, identifying staff to participate in review, and coordinating review with other agencies. 

Citation: Admin. Conf. of the U.S., Recommendation 2021-2, Periodic Retrospective Review86 Fed. Reg. 36080 (July 8, 2021).

Final Recommendation

Executive Summary

ACUS has long recommended that agencies reevaluate and update existing regulations, a process called “retrospective review,” and urged them to conduct such reviews under specific timeframes, a practice called “periodic” retrospective review. This Recommendation offers agencies practical suggestions about how to establish plans for periodic retrospective review. Among other things, it recommends:

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Project Documents

Name Committee Type Date
Agenda for Committee on Administration and Management 5 7 2021 Administration and Management Agenda April 30, 2021 Download
Agenda for Committee on Administration and Management 4 23 2021 Administration and Management Agenda April 16, 2021 Download
Agenda for Committee on Administration and Management 4 9 2021 Administration and Management Agenda April 2, 2021 Download
Comment from Jack Beermann Administration and Management Member Comment June 14, 2021 Download
Comment from Robert Girouard Administration and Management Member Comment May 5, 2021 Download
Comment from Jonathan Dols Administration and Management Member Comment April 9, 2021 Download
Comment from William Funk Administration and Management Member Comment April 7, 2021 Download
Comment from Richard Morgenstern and Art Fraas Administration and Management Public Comment April 22, 2021 Download
Comment from the Institute for Policy Integrity Administration and Management Public Comment April 8, 2021 Download
Periodic Retrospective Review Administration and Management Recommendation July 8, 2021 Download
Proposed Recommendation for Plenary - Periodic Retrospective Review (CLEAN) Administration and Management Recommendation June 2, 2021 Download
Revised Draft Recommendation - Periodic Retrospective Review Administration and Management Recommendation May 24, 2021 Download
Revised Draft Recommendation - Periodic Retrospective Review 4.29.2021 Administration and Management Recommendation April 29, 2021 Download
Revised Draft Recommendation - Periodic Retrospective Review 4 16 2021 Administration and Management Recommendation April 16, 2021 Download
Draft Recommendation - Periodic Retrospective Review Administration and Management Recommendation April 6, 2021 Download
Periodic Retrospective Review Report - Final Administration and Management Report June 9, 2021 Download
Periodic Retrospective Review Report Draft 4 2 2021 Administration and Management Report April 2, 2021 Download

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