Agency Recruitment and Selection of Administrative Law Judges

Recommendation 2019-2 – Agency Recruitment and Selection of Administrative Law Judges addresses the processes and procedures agencies should establish for exercising their authority under Executive Order 13843 (2018) to hire administrative law judges (ALJs). It encourages agencies to advertise ALJ positions in order to reach a wide pool of applicants, to publish minimum qualifications and selection criteria for ALJ hiring, and to develop policies for the review of ALJ applications.

Citation: Admin. Conf. of the U.S., Recommendation 2019-2, Agency Recruitment and Selection of Administrative Law Judges, 84 Fed. Reg. 38930 (Aug. 8, 2019).

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Agency Recruitment and Selection of Administrative Law Judges

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2019-2
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The Administrative Procedure Act (APA) requires that hearings conducted under its main adjudication provisions[1] (sometimes known as “formal” hearings) be presided over by the agency itself, by “one or more members of the body which comprises the agency,” or by “one or more administrative law judges [(ALJs)] appointed under” 5 U.S.C.

Project Documents

Name Committee Type Date File
Agency Recruitment and Selection of Administrative Law Judges Adjudication, Administration and Management Recommendation Download Agency Recruitment and Selection of Administrative Law Judges
Comment from Emily S. Bremer for Plenary Adjudication, Administration and Management Comment Download Comment from Emily S. Bremer for Plenary
Selection of Administrative Law Judges Recommendation Redline for Plenary Adjudication, Administration and Management Recommendation Download Selection of Administrative Law Judges Recommendation Redline for Plenary
Comment from Renee M. Landers for Plenary Adjudication, Administration and Management Comment Download Comment from Renee M. Landers for Plenary
Comment from Jeffrey S. Lubbers for Plenary Adjudication, Administration and Management Comment Download Comment from Jeffrey S. Lubbers for Plenary
Comment from Alan B. Morrison for Plenary Adjudication, Administration and Management Comment Download Comment from Alan B. Morrison for Plenary
Federal Agency ALJ Hiring after Lucia and EO 13843 (Final Report) Adjudication, Administration and Management Report Download Federal Agency ALJ Hiring after Lucia and EO 13843 (Final Report)
Selection of Administrative Law Judges Recommendation for Plenary Adjudication, Administration and Management Recommendation Download Selection of Administrative Law Judges Recommendation for Plenary
Proposed Recommendation from Committee Adjudication, Administration and Management Recommendation Download Proposed Recommendation from Committee
Comment from John Cooney Adjudication, Administration and Management Comment Download Comment from John Cooney
Comment from Joseph Solomey Adjudication, Administration and Management Comment Download Comment from Joseph Solomey
Comment from NOSSCR Adjudication, Administration and Management Comment Download Comment from NOSSCR
Meeting Agenda 4.26.19 Adjudication, Administration and Management Agenda Download Meeting Agenda 4.26.19
Proposed Recommendation for Committee 4.24.19 Adjudication, Administration and Management Recommendation Download Proposed Recommendation for Committee 4.24.19
Proposed Recommendation for Committee Adjudication, Administration and Management Recommendation Download Proposed Recommendation for Committee
Meeting Agenda 4.6.19 Adjudication, Administration and Management Agenda Download Meeting Agenda 4.6.19
DRAFT Research Report on Federal Agency ALJ Hiring after Lucia and EO 13843 Adjudication, Administration and Management Report Download DRAFT Research Report on Federal Agency ALJ Hiring after Lucia and EO 13843
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