Jun
20

Administrative Conference of the United States Adopts Recommendations That Improve Government Transparency, Reduce Administrative Costs and Litigation, and Streamline Processes

From: Administrative Conference of the United States

Submitted by Harry Seidman

Administrative Conference of the United States Adopts Recommendations That Improve Government Transparency, Reduces Administrative Costs and Litigation, and Streamlines Processes

Washington, June 16, 2017 – At its 67th Plenary Session, the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) Assembly formally adopted Recommendation 2017-1, Adjudication Materials on Agency Websites and Recommendation 2017-2, Negotiated Rulemaking.

Adjudication Materials on Agency Websites provides government agencies with guidance on how to make important adjudication materials readily available on agency websites, thereby improving transparency while also reducing agencies’ associated costs and administrative burdens. The recommendation furthers the spirit of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, which encourages expansive proactive disclosure of federal records.

Jun
05

Amid Rancor, Evidence-Based Policy Panel Leaders Optimistic

From: BNA/Daily Report for Executives

By Jonathan Nicholson

You’ll see us in September and we’re bringing recommendations.

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And it’s a surprising message from the pair, who head the bipartisan Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking, a 15-member panel created to bring together experts in social policy, data and privacy to figure out how to make federal data on spending and tax programs more useful and accessible.

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