The Administrative Conference of the United States is an independent federal agency dedicated to improving the administrative process through consensus-driven applied research, providing nonpartisan expert advice and recommendations for improvement of federal agency procedures. Its membership is composed of innovative federal officials and experts with diverse views and backgrounds from both the private sector and academia.
The Administrative Conference is committed to promoting improved government procedures including fair and effective dispute resolution and wide public participation and efficiency in the rulemaking process by leveraging interactive technologies and encouraging open communication with the public. In addition the Administrative Conference’s mandate includes fostering improvements to the regulatory process by reducing unnecessary litigation, and improving the use of science and the effectiveness of applicable laws.
The Conference has a history of saving the government and tax-payers money. ACUS has adopted more than 200 recommendations for improved agency decision-making, judicial oversight of the administrative process and valuable statutory proposals.
From its beginning in 1968 until its defunding in 1995, ACUS adopted approximately 200 such recommendations, based on careful study and the informed deliberations of its members in an open process that encouraged public input.
Although ACUS lost its funding in 1995, Congress never repealed the Administrative Conference Act of 1964. In 2004, in response to continued widespread support for the prior work of the agency, Congress reauthorized ACUS, and it extended that reauthorization in 2008. Funding was approved in 2009, and the Conference was officially re-established in March 2010.more » « less