Agency Transparency

Improving Transparency and Administrative Accountability

Improving Transparency and Administrative Accountability

ACUS issues recommendations to improve administrative governance.

Mass Comments’ Opportunity Costs

Mass Comments’ Opportunity Costs

What is lost when those with something to say join the mass comments bandwagon?

Democracy, Rulemaking, and Outpourings of Comments

Democracy, Rulemaking, and Outpourings of Comments

Scholars and policymakers should recognize the democratic benefits of public comments.

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.

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.

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.

Improving Participation, Impact, and Fairness in the Administrative State

Improving Participation, Impact, and Fairness in the Administrative State

ACUS issues new recommendations to enhance administrative governance.

Improving Agency Litigation Webpages

Improving Agency Litigation Webpages

A new ACUS recommendation emphasizes how agencies can increase public access to litigation information.

Rules for the Rule-Makers

Rules for the Rule-Makers

ACUS releases a recommendation for how agencies should regulate their rulemaking procedures.

Using Artificial Intelligence in Administrative Agencies

Using Artificial Intelligence in Administrative Agencies

ACUS issues a statement to help agencies make more informed decisions about artificial intelligence.