The Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) adopted four sets of recommendations at the plenary session of its Assembly last week after some substantial debate and amendment. ACUS, a highly influential federal advisory committee, often recommends authoritative agency best practices and solutions to problems facing the federal administrative state. The most recent ACUS recommendations are available in the links below on:
- Improving Consistency in Social Security Disability Adjudications, Recommendation 2013-1, Adopted June 13, 2013;
- Benefit-Cost Analysis at Independent Regulatory Agencies, Recommendation 2013-2, Adopted June 13, 2013;
- Science in the Administrative Process, Recommendation 2013-3, Adopted June 14, 2013; and
- Administrative Record in Informal Rulemaking, Recommendation 2013-4, Adopted June 14, 2013.
Each set of recommendations, debated and adopted by the leading 100 federal officials, law professors, and practitioners of administrative law, is accompanied by a consultant’s report and committee consideration, all of which are available from ACUS.
Disclosure: The author of this blog was the consultant to ACUS on The Administrative Record in Informal Rulemaking.