Recusal Rules for Administrative Adjudicators

Recommendation 2018-4Recusal Rules for Administrative Adjudicators urges agencies to issue procedural rules governing the recusal of adjudicators to ensure both impartiality and the appearance of impartiality in agency adjudications. It encourages agencies to adopt procedures by which parties can seek recusal of adjudicators assigned to their cases and to provide written explanations for recusal decisions.

Citation: 84 Fed. Reg. 2139, 2139 (Feb. 6, 2019).

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Final Recommendation

  • Recommendation number: 2018-4
  • Adopted on: December 13, 2018
  • Committees: Adjudication

Recusal, the voluntary or involuntary withdrawal of an adjudicator from a particular proceeding, is an important tool for maintaining the integrity of adjudication. Recusal serves two important purposes. First, it helps ensure that parties to an adjudicative proceeding have their claims resolved by an impartial decisionmaker. This aspect of recusal is reflected in the Due Process Clause, as well as statutory, regulatory, and other...

Project Documents

Name Committee Type Date
Comment from Government Member Carol Ann Siciliano Adjudication Member Comment December 7, 2018 Download
Comment from Government Member David J. Apol Adjudication Member Comment November 27, 2018 Download
Comment from Public Member Andrew N. Vollmer Adjudication Member Comment November 29, 2018 Download
Committee on Adjudication - November 6 Meeting Agenda Adjudication Agenda October 30, 2018 Download
Committee on Adjudication - October 10 Meeting Agenda Adjudication Agenda October 4, 2018 Download
Committee on Adjudication - October 24 Meeting Agenda Adjudication Agenda October 19, 2018 Download
Draft Recommendations, Recusal Rules for Administrative Adjudicators Adjudication Recommendation October 4, 2018 Download
Draft Report: Recusal Rules for Administrative Adjudicators Adjudication Report October 4, 2018 Download
Final Report: Recusal Rules for Administrative Adjudicators Adjudication Report November 30, 2018 Download
Proposed Recommendation for Plenary - Recusal Rules for Administrative Adjudicators (CLEAN) Adjudication Recommendation December 10, 2018 Download
Proposed Recommendation for Plenary - Recusal Rules for Administrative Adjudicators (REDLINE) Adjudication Recommendation December 10, 2018 Download
Recusal Rules for Administrative Adjudicators Adjudication Recommendation December 21, 2018 Download
Recusal Rules for Administrative Adjudicators - Proposed Recommendation from Committee Adjudication Recommendation November 7, 2018 Download
Second Draft Recommendations, Recusal Rules for Administrative Adjudicators Adjudication Recommendation October 22, 2018 Download
Second Draft Report: Recusal Rules for Administrative Adjudicators Adjudication Report October 29, 2018 Download
Third Draft Recommendations, Recusal Rules for Administrative Adjudicators Adjudication Recommendation November 1, 2018 Download

Committee Meetings & Events

First Meeting - Recusal Rules for Administrative Adjudicators (Committee on Adjudication)

October 10, 2018 - 1:00 pm EDT
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Administrative Conference of the United States

Second Meeting - Recusal Rules for Administrative Adjudicators (Committee on Adjudication)

October 24, 2018 - 1:00 pm EDT
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Administrative Conference of the United States

Third Meeting - Recusal Rules for Administrative Adjudicators (Committee on Adjudication)

November 6, 2018 - 1:00 pm EST
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Administrative Conference of the United States
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