Assembly Projects

ACUS’s most notable activity is making formal recommendations to the President, federal agencies, Congress, and the Judicial Conference of the United States. A project initiated to formulate such a recommendation most often begins with a research study conducted by an academic consultant(s). The study results in a report that is usually placed before a committee of ACUS members. The committee drafts a proposed recommendation, if it deems one appropriate, for the Assembly’s consideration. With the Council’s approval, the Chairman may place the proposal before the Assembly for debate at a plenary session. The Assembly may adopt it, with or without amendments, as a formal ACUS recommendation. Adopted recommendations are published in the Federal Register and on the ACUS website.

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Committee Research Projects

This project considers how artificial intelligence (AI) tools can be used to identify rules that are outdated or redundant; that contain typographical errors or inaccurate cross-references; or...

This project considers whether the main statutes governing disclosure of agencies’ legislative rules, guidance documents, adjudicative decisions, and other important legal materials should be...

This project recommends best practices, such as public engagement and data analysis, that agencies can use to identify unnecessary burdens that members of the public face when they engage with...

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

Recommendation 2019-7  Acting Agency Officials and Delegations of Authority offers agencies best practices for...

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

Committee Meetings & Events

Committee on Adjudication Meeting #2 (Precedential Decision Making in Agency Adjudication) (Committee on Adjudication)

November 4, 2022 - 1:00 pm EDT
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ACUS will be hosting this committee meeting remotely. Members of the public interested in participating should contact Matthew Gluth at mgluth@acus.gov and info@acus.gov to RSVP and request attendance information.

Committee on Regulation Meeting 3 (Public Availability of Inoperative Agency Guidance Documents) (Committee on Regulation)

November 9, 2021 - 10:00 am EST
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The meeting will be held remotely. Please contact trubin@acus.gov for access information.

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Regulation Committee (Committee on Regulation)

October 17, 2019 - 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

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

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

April 27, 2018 Committee Meeting (Committee on Rulemaking)

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

Committee on Adjudication - Meeting (Committee on Adjudication)

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

Committee on Adjudication - Meeting (Committee on Adjudication)

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

Committee on Adjudication - Meeting (Committee on Adjudication)

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

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

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

October 25, 2016 Meeting (Committee on Regulation)

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

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

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

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

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

October 22, 2015 Committee Meeting (Committee on Regulation)

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

October 1, 2015 Committee Meeting (Committee on Regulation)

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

September 17, 2015 Committee Meeting (Committee on Rulemaking)

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

October 23, 2014 Committee Meeting (Committee on Rulemaking)

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

October 7, 2014 Committee Meeting (Committee on Rulemaking)

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