Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (Recommendations)

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For the project report click here: https://www.acus.gov/report/project-report-recommendation-89-8

 

This recommendation examines the obligation of agencies to index and make their adjudicatory decisions available to the public.

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) imposes numerous affirmative...

For the project report click here: https://www.acus.gov/report/project-report-recommendation-90-5

 

Federal agencies increasingly create, use, and store records in electronic rather than paper form. As this occurs, legal requirements and management efforts designed for paper records become progressively...

For the project report click here: https://www.acus.gov/report/project-report-recommendation-88-10

 

The rapid evolution of computer technology raises many economic and policy issues that affect the acquisition and release of information by government agencies. New information technologies can improve...

For the project report click here: https://www.acus.gov/report/project-report-recommendation-88-11

 

The resolution of issues through negotiations among the affected parties has long been recognized as an essential ingredient of the administrative process....

For the project report click here: https://www.acus.gov/report/project-report-recommendation-81-1

 

A decade has passed since the Administrative Conference of the United States last evaluated implementation of the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 552.1

The goals of the...

For the project report click here: https://www.acus.gov/report/project-report-recommendation-83-4

 

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and discovery provide separate mechanisms for obtaining the disclosure of Government documents. Any person may invoke at any time the release provisions of the FOIA by...

For the project report click here: https://www.acus.gov/report/project-report-recommendation-95-1

 

Background

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. Sec. §552, generally mandates public access to records in the possession or control of federal agencies, whether the records are generated...

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...

Incorporation by reference allows agencies to comply with the requirement of publishing rules in the Federal Register to be codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) by referring to material published elsewhere.[1] The practice is first and foremost intended to—and in fact does—substantially reduce the size of the CFR. ...