The Administrative Conference Invites Proposals For Two Exciting New Projects

With two exciting new research projects, the Administrative Conference is continuing its important work of improving the administrative process through consensus-driven applied research, providing nonpartisan expert advice and recommendations for improvement of federal agency procedures.  Accordingly, the Conference is currently inviting proposals for persons interested in serving as Conference research consultants for the following projects:

The GPRA Modernization Act of 2010: Examining Constraints To, and Providing Tools For, Cross-Agency Collaboration:

The Administrative Conference is undertaking a study of the Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act of 2010 (GPRA Modernization Act).  The study will specifically examine the Act’s requirements for cross-agency collaboration, identify constraints to such collaboration (with a particular focus on legal constraints) and highlight tools available to facilitate such collaboration.  The objective of the study is to aid agencies in their efforts to collaborate by identifying real or perceived constraints and providing recommendations in the form of tools which can aid agencies in their efforts.  The study and any accompanying recommendations will be initially considered by the Conference’s Committee on Administration and Management.  The Conference is inviting any person interested in serving as a consultant to submit a proposal no later than 9:00 am (EST) on Tuesday April 30, 2013.  For further information about the study and the requirements for submission of proposals, and about the research program of the Administrative Conference, please check out the GPRA Modernization Act RFP.

Reducing FOIA Litigation Through Targeted ADR Strategies:

The Administrative Conference is undertaking a new study that will help identify the areas in which alternative dispute resolution (ADR) techniques can be applied most effectively to forestall federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation.  The objective of the study is to ascertain the principal reasons for FOIA litigation in the federal courts, with an eye to identifying those areas where the ADR capabilities and resources of the National Archives’ Office of Government Information Services and other agencies could be directed most effectively.  The study and any accompanying recommendations will be initially considered by the Conference’s Committee on Collaborative Governance.  The Conference is inviting any person interested in serving as a consultant to submit a proposal no later than 9:00 am (EST) on Tuesday April 30, 2013.  For further information about this project and the requirements for submission of proposals, and about the research program of the Administrative Conference, please see the FOIA Litigation Through ADR RFP.  

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