Statement of Principles for the Disclosure of Federal Administrative Materials

Project Contacts

Staff Counsel and In-House Researcher
202.480.2097
trubin@acus.gov

The Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) has issued dozens of recommendations pertaining to agencies’ proactive disclosure—or disclosure without having received a request—of administrative materials. Administrative materials are records that agencies generate or receive while engaged in rulemaking, adjudication, licensing, and investigation, or that they generate during judicial review of agency rules and orders. This project will result in a document that sets forth common principles and best practices derived from these recommendations to help guide agencies’ proactive disclosure of administrative materials in the most equitable, effective, and efficient way possible for both the public and agencies. It will be continuously updated as ACUS adopts new disclosure-focused recommendations.