Administrative Conference of the United States

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.

Managing Mass Comment “Supply” by Reducing “Demand”

Managing Mass Comment “Supply” by Reducing “Demand”

Alternative agency outreach methods can garner useful feedback and reduce pressure on the notice and comment process.

Mass Comments Should Be Discouraged

Mass Comments Should Be Discouraged

ACUS should discourage the submission of mass comments in the notice and comment rulemaking process.

Preventing Mass Comment Wars

Preventing Mass Comment Wars

Agencies can welcome public participation while discouraging the submission of mass comments.

Mass Comments and the Revival of Apolitical Expertise

Mass Comments and the Revival of Apolitical Expertise

Mass comments policy should consider agencies’ roles as apolitical policymakers.

Mass Comments in Administrative Rulemaking

Mass Comments in Administrative Rulemaking

Experts consider the value of mass comment campaigns during notice-and-comment rulemaking.

Virtual Hearings in Agency Adjudication

Virtual Hearings in Agency Adjudication

ACUS assesses the changing landscape of how agencies use new technologies to hold hearings.

Increasing Early, Transparent Consideration of Regulatory Alternatives

Increasing Early, Transparent Consideration of Regulatory Alternatives

Agencies can do more to disclose input on regulatory alternatives during notice-and-comment processes.

Pursuing Periodic Review of Agency Regulation

Pursuing Periodic Review of Agency Regulation

Periodic reviews of regulations can promote learning and improve policy.