Collaborative Governance

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”). The Conference played a key role in the enactment of the Administrative Dispute Resolution Act and the Negotiated Rulemaking Act.* The Conference also issued publications and conducted seminars and training sessions to promote ADR.

The Administrative Conference, following a review of federal court litigation under FOIA, is considering how alternative dispute resolution (ADR) procedures might help to resolve FOIA disputes and identifying those areas where the capabilities and resources of the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) within the National Archives and Records Administration and other federal agencies could be directed most effectively.