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.

Background Information:  The year 2012 saw the highest number of requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C.