Working Groups

ACUS organizes, leads, and participates in various working groups—inter-agency and otherwise—to improve specific administrative programs, facilitate Conference research, and draft best practices for agencies.

 

The Working Group on Self-Represented Parties in Administrative Hearings is co-led by the Administrative Conference and the Department of Justice’s Office for Access to Justice. The working group’s aim is to identify the challenges posed by self-represented parties in administrative hearings and find solutions to common problems. The working group has met since the Spring of 2015, and participating agencies include the Social...
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. Released in 1993 by a similar working group of the Conference, the Model Adjudication Rules were designed for use by federal agencies to amend or develop their procedural rules for hearings conducted under the...