Office of the Chairman Projects

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Current

A council for leaders in independent regulatory agencies, CIRA's goal is to provide a forum to discuss issues common to these agencies.  Because independent regulatory agencies are subject to limited OMB oversight, they have limited mechanisms for sharing information and solving common administrative problems.

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The Federal Administrative Procedure Sourcebook is an annotated compilation of the key legal sources—including the Administrative Procedure Act, the Freedom of Information Act, the Congressional Review Act, and executive orders—governing nearly every aspect of administrative procedure.

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This project catalogs all provisions in the U.S. Code that govern federal judicial review of agency action. Topics include the availability of review, choice of court, administrative exhaustion, limitations periods, and the scope and standard of review. The project will result in a guide for use by Congress, the judiciary, agencies, and the public. Leading experts will serve as project advisors.

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The Office of the Chairman of the Administrative Conference of the United States has established a working group—the Model Adjudication Rules Working Group—to review and revise the Conference’s Model Adjudication Rules.

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The federal government has long interacted with private entities in a wide range of ways outside of regulating them.

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Over the years ACUS has issued several recommendations, reports, and other materials addressing the functions of administrative adjudicators. Due to the renewed public attention on the status of adjudicators in the administrative proceedings, ACUS has established this resource page to make available its most salient work on that subject in a single place.

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This project examines federal administrative adjudication that is not subject to the adjudicatory provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (i.e., non-APA adjudication) and takes the form of a sourcebook for agencies, Congress, the federal judiciary, and the public.

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Current

The Administrative Conference of the United States has initiated a pilot program under which its staff will transmit to Congress federal judicial and agency opinions that identify technical and related problems in statutes dealing with administrative procedure. Its purpose is primarily to provide legislative drafters with the information they need to ensure future statutes adequately reflect Congress’s intent, and only secondarily to suggest...

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The table below identifies all extant executive orders that apply to most agencies’ notice-and-comment rulemaking. Executive Orders 12866 (Regulatory Planning and Review), 13132 (Federalism), and 13175 (Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments) are briefly described in the main table, but also have their own tables to which the main table links.

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At the request of the Social Security Administration (SSA), the Office of the Chairman studied the impact of the pilot program in Region I which, according to 20 C.F.R §§ 405.316, 405.331, both requires notice of the ALJ hearing 75 days prior to the hearing date, and closes the evidentiary record five days before the hearing date absent a showing of good cause.  The report reviewed and analyzed SSA’s statute and current regulations, as well...