Office of the Chairman Projects

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Current

The Administrative Conference is undertaking a project to map the contours of the federal administrative adjudicatory process, including both “formal” adjudication conducted under the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”) and “informal” adjudication.  Most studies of federal agency adjudication—by

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Current

At the request of the Social Security Administration (SSA), the Office of the Chairman is studying state guardianship/conservatorship laws and court practices with an eye toward improved information sharing between SSA and state courts.  The study will conduct research on current state guardiansh

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Current

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has engaged the Office of the Chairman to conduct an independent study reviewing and analyzing SSA’s laws, regulations, policies, and practices concerning evaluation of claimants’ symptoms in the adjudication of social security disability claims.  The Offi

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Completed

At the request of the Social Security Administration (SSA), the Office of the Chairman studied the duty of candor and the submission of all evidence in Social Security disability claims.  The resulting report briefly reviews and summarizes the Social Security Act and SSA’s current regulations and

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Completed

The Administrative Conference undertook a project to examine the agencies and other organizational entities of the federal executive establishment, including independent agencies.  The resulting report catalogues a comprehensive set of characteristics for each entity, including structure (e.g., c

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Completed

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission engaged the Administrative Conference of the United States to conduct an independent study evaluating the status and organizational placement of Administrative Judges (AJs) within the Commission’s