The Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) is requesting public input on how agencies can better identify and reduce unnecessary procedural burdens faced by the public when engaging with administrative programs or participating in administrative processes. The request for information, published in the Federal Register on February 15, 2023 (88 Fed. Reg. 9851), is also available on ACUS’s website.
Responses received will inform an ongoing ACUS project, Identifying and Reducing Burdens in Administrative Processes, which will identify best practices, such as public engagement and data analysis, that agencies can use to detect unnecessary burdens as well as strategies that agencies can use to reduce these burdens, such as streamlining processes and digitizing services.
Interested parties may submit comments by email to firstname.lastname@example.org (with “Identifying and Reducing Burdens in Administrative Processes” in the subject line of the message), online through the project page on ACUS’s website, or by U.S. Mail addressed to Identifying and Reducing Burdens in Administrative Processes, Administrative Conference of the United States, 1120 20th Street NW, Suite 706 South, Washington, DC 20036.
All comments must be received no later than 10 a.m. ET on April 17, 2023.
“It is essential for the success of this important project that we hear from those who have encountered burdens in any administrative programs,” ACUS Chair Andrew Fois said, discussing the request for information. “All such persons are encouraged to submit views, data, and other information.”
ACUS has engaged three leading scholars to prepare a research report as part of the project: Pamela Herd (Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy), Donald Moynihan (Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy), and Amy Widman (Rutgers Law School). Based on this research, a committee of ACUS members will develop proposed recommendations for consideration by the ACUS Assembly.
For more information on the RFI or the underlying project, please contact Matthew Gluth, ACUS Attorney Advisor, at email@example.com.
This post is part of the Administrative Conference Update series, which highlights new and continuing projects, upcoming committee meetings, proposed and recently adopted recommendations, and other news about the Administrative Conference of the United States. The series is further explained here, and all prior posts in the series can be found here.
Conrad Dryland is an Attorney Advisor & Special Counsel to the Chair at the Administrative Conference of the United States. Any views expressed belong to the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the Administrative Conference or the federal government.