Recommendations to Promote Interagency Coordination
Editor’s Note: The complete letter is attached below.
From: Institute for Policy Integrity/New York University School of Law
Dear Administrator Sunstein,
The Institute for Policy Integrity respectfully submits the following recommendations on steps that the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) should take to promote interagency coordination.
The Institute for Policy Integrity (Policy Integrity) is a non‐partisan think tank dedicated to improving the quality of government decisionmaking through advocacy and scholarship in the fields of administrative law, economics, and public policy.
OIRA holds a unique position at the center of the regulatory state. Since 1981, it has overseen the quality of significant executive rulemakings and brought rules in line with Presidential priorities.1 Not as well appreciated, however, is the role that OIRA can and has played in interagency coordination and system harmonization. Although OIRA has already done a great deal despite its limited resources, there are other actions OIRA should take to improve the efficiency, efficacy, and coherence of the federal government.
1 Exec. Order No. 12,291, 46 Fed. Reg. 13,193 (1981).