Tag Archives: civil service

Bureaucratic Assistance

by Christopher J. Walker — Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018@chris_j_walker

We just wrapped up the American Bar Association’s annual Administrative Law Conference, which was a terrific event and broke records with more than 700 adlaw geeks in attendance. I had the privilege of moderating the final panel of the conference, focused on the future of the federal civil service. We had a terrific panel and […]

Raiding the OPM Den: The New Method of ALJ Hiring, by Kent Barnett

by Guest Blogger — Wednesday, July 11, 2018

As Andy Hessick has blogged here, President Trump yesterday issued an executive order (EO) that alters how federal administrative law judges (ALJs) are appointed. Although I am not an expert on the interworking of the federal civil service, my initial impression is that the altered hiring model has benefits, but also potentially serious drawbacks. Under […]

Regulatory Review Series on Verkuil’s Valuing Bureaucracy

by Christopher J. Walker — Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017@chris_j_walker

Paul Verkuil, former Chair of the Administrative Conference of the United States and former law school dean at Tulane and Cardozo, published an important new book this summer entitled Valuing Bureaucracy: The Case for Professional Government (Cambridge University Press). Here’s the description of the book from the CUP website: To be effective, government must be […]