Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) (Current Projects)

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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...

Background Information:  The year 2012 saw the highest number of requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552, in the history of the law.  A striking 650,000 requests were filed with agencies throughout the Executive Branch by individuals and organizations seeking government information. ...