Resources for Government Agencies

The Administrative Conference provides many resources for other government agencies. The most relevant items from across our website are available here.

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Submitted by Jeremy Graboyes on March 7, 2019 - 5:09 pm EST

After two years of extensive deliberations and public input, ACUS recently released substantial revisions to its Model Adjudication Rules (MARs).

Submitted by Jeremy Graboyes on February 25, 2019 - 9:58 am EST

ACUS initiatives promote efficiency, participation, and fairness in the administration of federal programs, and this winter, we’ve been busy revising and publishing several of our sourcebooks on administrative procedure. 

Submitted by Harry M. Seidman on December 8, 2016 - 8:03 pm EST

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December 8, 2016


Submitted by Stephanie J. Tatham on April 1, 2015 - 12:40 pm EDT

The Office of the Chairman of the Administrative Conference of the United States has released its report to the Social Security Administration on Evaluating Subjective Symptoms in Disability Claims.  The report and appendices can be found on the project page, at  Executive Director Matthew Lee Wiener and Attorney Advisor Stephanie Tat

Submitted by David M. Pritzker on October 29, 2014 - 8:05 am EDT

The Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) was established by statute in 1964 as a means of bringing together the best thinking from the public and private sectors to find ways to improve the functioning of federal agency programs.  A full-time staff, currently only 15 people, works with a membership of approximately 100 senior government officials, academics, attorneys, and other experts, to research issues of administrative pr


Documents for Government Agencies

Government Members

Name Organization Title
James L. Anderson Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Deputy General Counsel, Supervision and Legislation Branch
David J. Apol U.S. Office of Government Ethics General Counsel
Gregory R. Baker Federal Election Commission Deputy General Counsel for Administration
Eric S. Benderson U.S. Small Business Administration Associate General Counsel for Litigation & Claims
Krystal J. Brumfield U.S. General Services Administration Associate Administrator for the Office of Government-wide Policy
Paige Bullard Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Managing Attorney
Daniel Cohen U.S. Department of Transportation Assistant General Counsel for Regulation
Michael J. Cole Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission Senior Attorney, Office of General Counsel
Peter J. Constantine U.S. Department of Labor Associate Solicitor, Office of Legal Counsel
Anika S. Cooper Surface Transportation Board Attorney, Office of General Counsel
Elizabeth H. Dickinson U.S. Food & Drug Administration Senior Deputy Chief Counsel
Robert J. Girouard U.S. Office of Personnel Management Senior Counsel, Office of General Counsel
Gina K. Grippando U.S. International Trade Commission Assistant General Counsel for Administrative Law
Richard J. Hipolit U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Deputy General Counsel for Legal Policy
Janice L. Hoffman U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Associate General Counsel, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Kevin R. Jones U.S. Department of Justice Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Policy
Paul S. Koffsky U.S. Department of Defense Senior Deputy General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel (Personnel and Health Policy)
Alice M. Kottmyer U.S. Department of State Attorney Adviser
Tristan L. Leavitt Merit Systems Protection Board General Counsel and Acting Chief Executive and Administrative Officer
Hilary Malawer U.S. Department of Education Deputy General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel
Nadine N. Mancini Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission General Counsel
Christina E. McDonald U.S. Department of Homeland Security Associate General Counsel for Regulatory Affairs, Office of the General Counsel
Mary E. McLeod Consumer Financial Protection Bureau General Counsel
Patrick Nagle Social Security Administration Chief Administrative Law Judge
Mitchell E. Plave Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Special Counsel
Connor N. Raso U.S Securities and Exchange Commission Senior Counsel, Office of General Counsel
Carrie F. Ricci U.S. Department of Agriculture Associate General Counsel for Marketing, Regulatory, and Food Safety Programs
Roxanne L. Rothschild National Labor Relations Board Executive Secretary
Jay R. Schwarz Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Senior Counsel, Legal Division
Carol Ann Siciliano U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Associate General Counsel
Robert F. Stone Occupational Safety and Health Administration Director, Office of Regulatory Analysis (Health) and Directorate of Standards and Guidance
Stephanie J. Tatham Office of Management and Budget Senior Policy Analyst and Attorney, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
Drita Tonuzi Internal Revenue Service Deputy Chief Counsel (Operations), Office of the Chief Counsel
David A. Trissell U.S. Postal Regulatory Commission General Counsel
Miriam E. Vincent National Archives and Records Administration Acting Director, Legal Affairs and Policy Division, Office of the Federal Register
Kenny A. Wright Federal Trade Commission Legal Counsel, Office of the General Counsel
Chin Yoo Federal Communications Commission Deputy Associate General Counsel
Marian L. Zobler U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission General Counsel

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