Federal Employees (Recommendations)

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This recommendation updates and expands on the Administrative Conference’s earlier Recommendation 90-2, The Ombudsman in Federal Agencies, adopted on June 7, 1990.  That document concentrated on “external ombudsmen,” those who primarily receive and address inquiries and complaints from the public, and was formulated before “use of ombuds” was added to the definition of “means of...

For the project report click here: https://www.acus.gov/report/project-report-recommendation-89-6

 

Determining appropriate public financial disclosure requirements requires an assessment and accommodation of three concerns: the relevance of the information to conflicts of interest which might be faced...

For the project report click here: https://www.acus.gov/report/project-report-recommendation-82-6

 

This recommendation focuses on the increasing risk to federal executive branch officials of civil liability for monetary damages for alleged violations of federal constitutional rights. This vulnerability...

For the project report click here: https://www.acus.gov/report/project-report-recommendation-79-7

 

Restrictions on post-employment activities of former Government employees may be necessary in order to protect the Government’s interest in confidential information made available to its employees, to...

For the project report click here: https://www.acus.gov/report/project-report-recommendation-76-1

 

The Civil Service Retirement Act subjects Federal employees to mandatory retirement at age 70 and upon completion of 15 years service, 5 U.S.C. § 8335 (1970). Under 5 U.S.C. § 8335(c), the President has...

For the project report click here: https://www.acus.gov/report/project-report-recommendation-72-8

 

A critical part of the mission of the Administrative Conference is to study the processes of government to assure the full protection of the rights of private citizens, including the rights of...

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A.  Recruitment and Selection of Hearing Examiners

1. The Civil Service Commission should enlarge the base of recruitment and the number of qualified candidates available for appointment to hearing examiner positions by recognizing trial experience as one basis for qualification.

2. The Civil Service Commission should depart experimentally...

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.