Administrative Conference of the United States(ACUS)

Agency

Legal Definition of Administrative Conference of the United States 

independent agency established in 1964 to advise the government on ways to improve federal administrative procedures. Most of the members, who are government officials, private lawyers, and university professors, are experts in administrative law. The chairperson is appointed by the president and approved by the Senate for a five-year term. An 11-person executive board or council sets the agenda for six standing committees that study issues involving adjudication, general administration, government procedures, judicial review, regulation, and rulemaking. By statute, membership in the conference must number no fewer than 75 and no more than 101, the majority of whom must be government officials. The ACUS issues reports and recommends changes regarding legal procedures used by government agencies. Congress terminated funding for the conference in 1995 but it was reestablished in 2010.

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