ACUS

Contractors in Rulemaking

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

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

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

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

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

Public Access to Agency Adjudicative Proceedings

Agencies should craft rules about public access to their adjudicative proceedings.

Regulating Representatives in Agency 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

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

Improving Transparency and Administrative Accountability

ACUS issues recommendations to improve administrative governance.

Regulatory Engagement is Due for an Upgrade

Regulatory Engagement is Due for an Upgrade

Improving comment solicitation and fixing Regulations.gov will enhance access to the regulatory process.

Beyond OIRA for Equity in Regulatory Process

Beyond OIRA for Equity in Regulatory Process

OIRA should use both top-down and bottom-up approaches to advance equity at the agency level.

Balancing Public Engagement and Agency Action in a Changing World

Balancing Public Engagement and Agency Action in a Changing World

Regulators facing challenges such as climate change must balance obtaining public input with acting effectively.