Federal Employment: A Career Path to Distinction or Extinction?

Implement a budget neutral recommendation by, for example,  tripling the salaries of the SES  for a fixed term for each SES member and mandating maximum interagency mobility accompanied by a reduction of the size of the SES by two-thirds. Budget neutrality is the driving force and it can be accomplished in a number of ways, including the establishment of a  SES Strike Force under a new compensation system while leaving the remainder of the SES under the existing system. In doing so it should be noted that  there are less than 700 Generals in the US military and more than 7,000 members of the Senior Executive Service and it is demonstrated that  reductions of the aforementioned magnitude will allow for the continuance  of a viable organization.  In exchange for a salary increase the SES members will have to agree to immediate and lengthy assignments to address critical issues in a wide and varying number of venues such as those resulting from the continuing immigration issues at our southern borders.

I had the good fortune of attending a meeting of the OMB Alumni Association. The customary protocol is to have a presentation by former employees interspersed with the opportunity to exchange experiences shared while working  within  OMB.

Working with Foreign Governments

Mr. / Ms.

I have spent years developing an International Digital Library dedicated to the Presidential review of regulations which is read throughout the world.

I have also served as a senior policy advisor in five US Presidential Administrations and my work has been subject to comments rendered  by a number of writers including those at the NY Times:

A Book Review by Professor James Kwak
                              The Economists’ Hour                            
               False Prophets, Free Markets, and the Fracture of Society

By Binyamin Appelbaum (New York Times)

CRE Statements on Income Distribution in Rulemaking

Where Has The Economic Profession Been For The Past Fifty Years On Measuring Income Distribution In Rulemaking?

Request to the Council of Economic Advisers Rouse

Social Welfare Functions

A Discussion Held at the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (Video)

June 26, 2014  Reuters   Allow the Wonks to Have a Say on OMB Review of Regulations

March 25, 2021  A Response to the Presidential Executive Order on Modernizing Centralized Regulatory Review

March 17, 2021  An In-Process Recommendation to the Biden Administration

A Request to the Society for Benefit Cost Analysis to Restore an Informative Link on the OIRA Review Process

Editor’s Note

OIRA Directives

                                  A Proposed Interactive Management Forum


Recommended Action 

  • Establish periodic meetings of ACUS members, Senior Fellows and Agency Representatives focused on providing responses to questions asked by federal members when they solicit advice on an issue which is not addressed in total or in part by existing ACUS publications.


“Technological Advances” and the Fertilization of Incompetence in the Management of the Administrative State

The proliferation of “technological advances” in the management of the administrative state is often hailed in an overly positive manner.  Far be it for a practitioner not to support the widespread use of, for example,  smartphones during the conduct of a regulatory proceeding and to oppose, in a number of instances, the proliferation of Zoom calls in lieu of face-to-face meetings. Consider the unrestricted use of smartphones during administrative hearings, devices that result in a constant interruption of thoughtful endeavors and the limitless use of Zoom calls which allow proponents of a particular position to escape any eye-to-eye contact with the opposition and  prevents an assessment of the sense of the audience.

Where is the Academy on Providing a Solution to the Major Questions Doctrine?

The Academy has performed an excellent job on publicizing the shortcomings inherent in  the Major Questions Doctrine; the web is replete with scholarly articles on its shortcomings.  However the record is short on solutions to the problem. To date the solution provided by the Academy is based upon applying the Congressional Review Act to the MQD.  The problem is that this solution requires the enactment of two major pieces of legislation:  (1) enactment of legislation expanding the jurisdiction of the CRA, and (2) the passage of legislation applying the revised CRA to the MQD.

A Request for Assistance from the Academy

I spent five decades developing and implementing a process which allows the President to police the activities of the regulators; I have just released a strategy which is an easy and effective process for policing the activities of the Supreme Court.

Please see the Common Law Initiative at https://www.thecre.com/forum8/?p=7806 Presently the Common Law Initiative  is being reviewed by policy officials in the Congress and  Executive Branch agencies. I applaud the work of the Academy to explore the many dimensions of the Major Questions Doctrine with  a focus on pedagogical concerns but I am writing you to ask the academy consider an expanded role in the resolution of this very significant policy issue.

A Strategy to Address SCOTUS Overreach

Previously I focused on establishing the Presidential Review (OIRA)   of agency actions in the White House Office of Management and Budget; I am now focusing on Congressional Review of judicial actions.

Jim Tozzi  

Center for Regulatory Effectiveness

                     email:  tozzi@thecre.com


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David Doniger & Lissa Lynch


Challenging the Major Questions Doctrine Via the Common Law Initiative

                                                                        The Symposium
                                                              A Succor for Chief Justice Roberts
US  Administrative Law eJournal                                                       US Admin Law eJournal (copy)

An Effective and Easy Way to Challenge the Major Questions Doctrine

Permanent Record of Public & Non-Public Submissions: CRE Symposia on the Common Law Initiative

Ikoel Jacob

Judge made law has progressively led to enactment of statutory law or otherwise based on the recommendations of judicial judgements. Needless to mention, the judges interpretation of laws has become a roadmap for aligning all parliament made laws to be in concurrence with the Constitutions.
However, some commonwealth jurisdictions have always questioned the judgements that declare laws unconstitutional as an outright subversion of the roles of parliament in making laws.
There needs to be a serious discourse between the judicial and parliamentary system on common ground of understanding between the two arms of government.
 Non-Public Submission
Has the issue been discussed with the  Congress?
Yes,  but only minimally.