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Administrative Conference Update Series

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New ACUS Project on “Mass, Computer-Generated, and Fraudulent Comments”

Last April, the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) called for proposals for a new project on “Mass, Computer-Generated, and Fraudulent Comments in Agency Rulemaking.” The request for proposals (RFP) signaled that ACUS was looking for a team of research consultants to take on the work, in concert with the Conference’s Research Director. Assembling […]

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The Administrative Conference is Hiring! (ACUS Update)

The Administrative Conference of the United States has announced it’s hiring an attorney advisor. This is great opportunity, particularly for someone interested in a career working in the federal government or in academia. I can attest to this, having worked at ACUS for five years before entering academia. If you love administrative law–or are open […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Adjudication (ACUS Update)

The Administrative Conference of the United States is maintaining a collection of resources related to how federal agencies are managing adjudication caseloads under the extraordinary conditions created by the pandemic. The collection includes resources for agencies such as ACUS recommendations, ACUS-commissioned reports and handbooks, and similar non-ACUS materials. It also offers an extensive list of […]

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A Very Productive 72nd Plenary! (ACUS Update)

I’ve been remiss in updating you, dear reader, on what was a very productive ACUS Plenary session in December 2019. The Assembly adopted five new recommendations, on a host of timely subjects. From ACUS’s promptly published Federal Register notice: Recommendation 2019-5, Agency Economists, addresses the placement of economists within rule-writing agencies (e.g., centralized versus dispersed throughout the agency) […]

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72nd Plenary Agenda: Comments Due December 5 (ACUS Update)

The Administrative Conference will host its 72nd Plenary Session on Thursday, December 12th at the George Washington University Law School, in the Jacob Burns Moot Court Room at 2000 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20052. The Assembly will consider five proposed recommendations. From the Federal Register notice announcing the meeting, the proposed recommendations address the following subjects: Agency Economists. This proposed recommendation addresses the placement of economists within […]

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Fall 2019 Project Preview (ACUS Update)

The Administrative Conference of the United States kicks off its fall committee meetings this week, with a slate of new projects on: (1) Acting Agency Officials and Delegations of Authority; (2) Listing Agency Officials; (3) Agency Economists; (4) Internet Evidence in Agency Adjudications; and (5) Recruiting and Hiring Agency Attorneys. These projects are targeted for completion at the 72nd […]