Current Projects

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This project will develop best practices, as well as facility and technology guidelines for use of video teleconferencing in administrative hearings and related proceedings.  For agencies already conducting hearings by video teleconferencing, this project will provide them with considerations for updating their technological platforms and improving their hearing environments, with an eye to facilitating future change as technology advances....

Background Information: One of the Conference’s most important prior achievements was its role in encouraging federal agencies to make use of alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”).

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The Conference is studying the use of petitions for rulemaking, their potential to improve responsiveness to citizen concerns, and best practices for facilitating submission and guiding agency responses.

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Periodic review of existing federal regulations is essential to a well-functioning regulatory system.  Such reviews, among other things, are an essential tool for ensuring that existing regulations meet regulatory objectives without imposing undue burdens, that they have not been rendered obsolete by changing technology or market conditions, and that they do not require modification to address newly-identified regulatory...