Dispute Resolution (Recommendations)

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For the project report click here: https://www.acus.gov/report/project-report-recommendation-87-5

 

The Administrative Conference has recommended that agencies employ alternative means of dispute resolution (ADR) in Federal programs.1 ADR techniques for rulemaking include...

For the project report click here: https://www.acus.gov/report/project-report-recommendation-95-6

 

The Administrative Dispute Resolution Act (ADRA) accords a substantial measure of confidentiality to oral or written communications made in a covered dispute resolution proceeding. This protection was...

For the project report click here: https://www.acus.gov/report/project-report-recommendation-95-7

 

Despite the efforts of the agencies charged with enforcing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), there are substantial backlogs of cases at the investigation stage at many agencies, creating unusually...

For the project report click here: https://www.acus.gov/report/project-report-recommendation-91-7

 

The Farmers Home Administration (“FmHA”) is charged with serving as a temporary source of supervised credit and technical support to help rural Americans improve their farming enterprises, housing...

This is a draft proposed recommendation on federal agency use of ombudsmen, which will be the subject for discussion by the Committee on Rulemaking at its meeting on October 19, 2016.  The present draft reflects the discussion of the research team's suggested recommendations by the committee at its meeting on September 28, 2016.

This document shows suggested revisions of the draft recommendation on federal agency use of ombudsmen, which was dated October 7, 2016.  It has been prepared, based in part on comments received, for discussion by the Committee on Rulemaking at its meeting on October 19, 2016.

This document shows suggested revisions of the prior draft recommendation on federal agency use of ombudsmen (dated October 18, 2016), which was considered by the Committee on Rulemaking at its meeting on October 19, 2016.  It has been prepared for further consideration at the meeting of the Committee scheduled for November 3, 2016.

This version of the draft recommendation on federal agency use of ombudsman shows additional suggested changes subsequent to the draft dated 10-28-2016.  New material is highlighted either in yellow or by upper case type.  This document is a working version for consideration by the Committee on Rulemaking at its meeting on November 3, 2016.