ACUS issues new recommendations to enhance administrative governance through digital technology.
The Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) is an independent, non-partisan federal agency within the executive branch that aims to improve the “efficiency, adequacy, and fairness” of rulemaking and other administrative processes. To achieve its aims, ACUS holds plenary sessions, which bring together experts from the public and private sectors to make recommendations. Since its inception in 1968, ACUS has issued hundreds of recommendations, many of which have resulted in reforms by Congress, the President of the United States, and federal agencies.
At its most recent plenary session, held in June, ACUS adopted four recommendations. These recommendations address the proactive, online disclosure of legal materials, the promotion of virtual public engagement in rulemaking, the use of artificial intelligence in regulatory review, and best practices for creating online information processing in agency adjudication.
The Regulatory Review invited agency staff and outside experts who participated in developing these recommendations to share their insights about each recommendation’s importance for improving administrative government. The four ACUS recommendations highlighted in this series aim to improve disclosure of agency materials, promote public engagement with rulemaking, and increase use of advanced technology in rulemaking and adjudication.
This series features contributions from: Bernard W. Bell of Rutgers Law School; Cary Coglianese of the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School; Matthew Gluth of ACUS; Michael Herz of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; Margaret B. Kwoka of the Ohio State Moritz College of Law; Orly Lobel of the University of San Diego School of Law; Cade Mallett of the New York University Law School; Kazia Nowacki of ACUS; and Catherine Sharkey of the New York University Law School.
September 11, 2023 | Bernard W. Bell, Rutgers Law School, Cary Coglianese, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, Michael Herz, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Margaret B. Kwoka, Ohio State Moritz College of Law, and Orly Lobel, University of San Diego School of Law.
ACUS takes an important step forward toward improving agency disclosure of legal materials.
September 12, 2023 | Catherine Sharkey and Cade Mallett of the New York University Law School
Artificial intelligence can help agencies review and improve their existing regulations.
September 13, 2023 | Kazia Nowacki, Administrative Conference of the United States
A new series of recommendations from ACUS will help agencies improve their use of virtual engagement in rulemakings.
September 14, 2023 | Matthew Gluth, Administrative Conference of the United States
Agencies can improve their adjudicatory processes by broadening access to their electronic case management systems.