Publication of Policies Governing Agency Adjudicators

Recommendation 2020-5,  Publication of Policies Governing Agency Adjudicators  – encourages agencies to disclose policies governing the appointment and oversight of adjudicators that bear on their impartiality and constitutional status. It offers best practices on how to provide descriptions of, and access to, such policies on agency websites. 

Citation: Admin. Conf. of the U.S., Recommendation 2020-5, Publication of Policies Governing Agency Adjudicators, 86 Fed. Reg. 6622 (Jan. 22, 2021).

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Final Recommendation

  • Recommendation number: 2020-5
  • Adopted on: December 17, 2020
  • Committees: Adjudication

Federal agency officials throughout the country preside over hundreds of thousands of adjudications each year.[1] As the Administrative Conference has previously observed, litigants, their lawyers, and other members of the public benefit from having ready online access to procedural rules, decisions, and other key materials associated with adjudications.[2] They also benefit from having ready online access to the policies and...

Project Documents

Name Committee Type Date
Agenda for Committee on Adjudication 11 06 2020 Adjudication Agenda November 2, 2020 Download
Agenda for Committee on Adjudication 10 26 2020 Adjudication Agenda October 21, 2020 Download
Comment from Ronald Levin Adjudication Member Comment December 14, 2020 Download
Comment from Alan Morrison Adjudication Member Comment December 4, 2020 Download
Comment from Richard J. Pierce, Jr. Adjudication Member Comment December 3, 2020 Download
Comment from Chai Feldblum Adjudication Member Comment November 5, 2020 Download
Comment from H. Alexander Manuel Adjudication Member Comment October 27, 2020 Download
Comment from Jefferey S. Lubbers Adjudication Member Comment October 26, 2020 Download
Publication of Policies Governing Agency Adjudicators Adjudication Recommendation December 31, 2020 Download
Redline Version - Recommendation on Public Availability of Information About Agency Adjudicators Adjudication Recommendation December 14, 2020 Download
Plenary Recommendation - Public Availability of Information About Agency Adjudicators Adjudication Recommendation December 4, 2020 Download
Recommendation from Committee on Adjudication - Public Availability of Information About Agency Adjudicators Adjudication Recommendation November 25, 2020 Download
Revised Draft Recommendation - Public Availability of Information About Agency Adjudicators (11.02.2020) Adjudication Recommendation November 2, 2020 Download
Draft Recommendation - Public Availability of Information About Agency Adjudicators Adjudication Recommendation October 21, 2020 Download
Final Report - Public Availability of Information About Agency Adjudicators Adjudication Report November 23, 2020 Download
Draft Report - Public Availability of Information About Agency Adjudicators Adjudication Report October 21, 2020 Download