Assembly Projects

ACUS improves the regulatory and administrative processes in government through consensus-driven applied research. 

One of the chief activities of ACUS is making formal recommendations. A critical component of making formal recommendations is conducting research. ACUS conducts an extensive research program under the direction of the Chair and the Council, and with the assistance of the Research Director and other ACUS Staff. ACUS collaborates with experts across the legal, business, non-profit and academic arenas to develop Recommendations that cover a variety of administrative law topics.

ACUS’s research and the resulting Recommendations are conducted through a project process that includes the following six steps:

1.   ACUS gathers and selects ideas for a project

2.   ACUS obtains Council approval for a project

3.   ACUS selects a researcher for a project

4.   An ACUS Committee considers the researcher’s report and drafts a recommendation

5.   The ACUS Council approves the Recommendation for consideration by the full ACUS Membership

6.   If the Recommendation is adopted, ACUS collaborates with stakeholders to implement it with interested parties.

Committee Research Projects

This project explores agencies’ practices under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998, looking at the use of acting officials and of delegations of authority during periods in which a Senate-...

Committee:

This project explores agencies’ use of administrative judges (AJs), who preside over hearings outside of those governed by the Administrative Procedure Act. It studies the use of AJs across...

This project studies agencies’ appellate review of hearing-level adjudicative decisions. Topics include the structure, composition, functions, procedures, and authority of agency appellate bodies...

Committee:

Recommendation 2014-4 – “Ex Parte” Communications in Informal Rulemaking provides guidance and best practices to agencies for managing "ex parte" communications between...

Recommendation 2017-1 – Adjudication Materials on Agency Websites provides guidance regarding the online dissemination of administrative adjudication materials. It offers...

Committee:

Recommendation 2013-4 – Administrative Record in Informal Rulemaking offers best practices for agencies in the compilation, preservation, and certification of records in...

Committee Meetings & Events

September 14, 2018 Committee Meeting (Committee on Rulemaking)

September 14, 2018 - 1:00 pm EDT
Location name: 
Administrative Conference of the United States
10970
September 14, 2018 Committee Meeting
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October 5, 2018 Committee Meeting (Committee on Rulemaking)

October 5, 2018 - 2:30 pm EDT
Location name: 
Administrative Conference of the United States
10971
October 5, 2018 Committee Meeting
0,0

October 17, 2018 Committee Meeting (Committee on Rulemaking)

October 17, 2018 - 10:00 am EDT
Location name: 
Administrative Conference of the United States
10972
October 17, 2018 Committee Meeting
0,0

April 27, 2018 Committee Meeting (Committee on Rulemaking)

April 27, 2018 - 1:00 pm EDT
Location name: 
Administrative Conference of the United States

Committee on Adjudication - Meeting (Committee on Adjudication)

April 19, 2018 - 1:00 pm EDT
Location name: 
Administrative Conference of the United States

Committee on Adjudication - Meeting (Committee on Adjudication)

April 6, 2018 - 1:00 pm EDT
Location name: 
Administrative Conference of the United States

Committee on Adjudication - Meeting (Committee on Adjudication)

March 8, 2018 - 1:00 pm EST
Location name: 
Administrative Conference of the United States

October 26, 2016 COJR Meeting (Committee on Judicial Review)

October 26, 2016 - 10:00 am EDT
Location name: 
Administrative Conference of the United States

October 25, 2016 Meeting (Committee on Regulation)

October 25, 2016 - 2:00 pm EDT
Location name: 
Administrative Conference of the United States

October 7, 2016 COJR Meeting (Committee on Judicial Review)

October 7, 2016 - 10:00 am EDT
Location name: 
Administrative Conference of the United States

September 19, 2016 COJR Meeting (Committee on Judicial Review)

September 19, 2016 - 1:00 pm EDT
Location name: 
Administrative Conference of the United States

October 22, 2015 Committee Meeting (Committee on Regulation)

October 22, 2015 - 9:00 am EDT
Location name: 
Administrative Conference of the United States

October 1, 2015 Committee Meeting (Committee on Regulation)

October 1, 2015 - 2:00 pm EDT
Location name: 
Administrative Conference of the United States

September 17, 2015 Committee Meeting (Committee on Rulemaking)

September 17, 2015 - 2:00 pm EDT
Location name: 
Administrative Conference of the United States

October 23, 2014 Committee Meeting (Committee on Rulemaking)

October 23, 2014 - 1:00 pm EDT
Location name: 
Administrative Conference of the United States

October 7, 2014 Committee Meeting (Committee on Rulemaking)

October 7, 2014 - 2:00 pm EDT
Location name: 
Administrative Conference of the United States

April 8, 2013 Committee Meeting (Committee on Adjudication)

April 8, 2013 - 2:00 pm EDT
Location name: 
Administrative Conference of the United States
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