ACUS’s Office of the Chairman convenes three bodies that meet periodically to discuss topics of interest governmentwide.

Interagency Roundtable

The Interagency Roundtable meets every several months at the Conference's office. Most meetings begin with a presentation by an agency official or outside expert, followed by a moderated discussion, on a topic to be announced in advance. Meetings conclude with an opportunity for participants to suggest new Conference initiatives. Each government member of the Conference and liaison representative from a government agency is deemed a member of the Roundtable and will receive meeting notifications automatically. All other Conference members are welcome to attend Roundtable meetings and should email Jeremy Graboyes ( if they wish to receive meeting notifications.

Council of Independent Regulatory Agencies

The Council of Independent Regulatory Agencies (CIRA) provides a unique forum for officials at independent regulatory agencies to exchange information, hear the perspectives of outside experts, and identify issues that may be appropriate for Conference study. Each government member from an independent regulatory agency and liaison representative from an independent regulatory agency is deemed a member of CIRA and will receive meeting notifications automatically. The Chairman’s Office convenes CIRA meetings on a periodic basis as issues warranting CIRA’s attention arise. For more information about CIRA, please contact Jeremy Graboyes (

Council on Federal Agency Adjudication

The Council on Federal Agency Adjudication provides a forum for the heads of agency adjudication programs to exchange information—about procedural innovations, best management practices, and other subjects of mutual interest—that may be "useful in improving administrative procedure" (5 U.S.C. § 591). The Council also offers a forum for identifying subjects appropriate for ACUS study. A consultative group of leading administrative law scholars and other outside experts assists the Council by sharing academic research and helping to identify subjects for further study. For more information about the Council, please contact Jeremy Graboyes (