Analyzing Regulatory Diffusion
Scholars find that reuse of regulatory language has increased over the past 20 years.
Agile Regulation and the Future of Governance
Penn Program on Regulation hosts panel discussion on governing a fast-changing world.
Contractors in Rulemaking
Guidance from ACUS seeks to help agencies craft policies guiding their use of contractors in the rulemaking process.
Redesigning Automated Legal Guidance
Agencies should take care when using chatbots, virtual assistants, and preset menus to share legal information.
Using Technology and Contractors in the Administrative State
Government agency recommends that other federal agencies follow best practices for automation, notice, and use of private contractors.
Cataloging and Clarifying Judicial Review Statutes
Congress should seek to remove procedural obstacles that inhibit statutory access to judicial review.
Improving the Quality of Mass Justice
Agencies need to pursue systematic efforts to provide quality assurance in their adjudicatory processes.
Public Access to Agency Adjudicative Proceedings
Agencies should craft rules about public access to their adjudicative proceedings.
Regulating Representatives in Agency Adjudicative Proceedings
Agencies can promote ethical practices by adopting rules of conduct for attorneys and other representatives in adjudication.
Making Inoperative Guidance Accessible to All
Even when agencies change or rescind guidance documents, they should be clearly labeled and readily available to the public.
Improving Transparency and Administrative Accountability
ACUS issues recommendations to improve administrative governance.
Regulatory Engagement is Due for an Upgrade
Improving comment solicitation and fixing Regulations.gov will enhance access to the regulatory process.