Wednesday, February 22, 2012

People: Death of Professor Charles Koch

On February 18, Charles Koch, Dudley W. Woodbridge Professor of Law at William & Mary Law School, died.  The Law School has posted a notice about Professor Koch's life and distinguished career as a teacher and writer on administrative law.  The notice states that a celebration of his life "will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 25th, at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Road, Williamsburg. A reception will follow at the Kingspoint Clubhouse, 119 Northpoint Drive. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the Charles H. Koch Memorial Fund for International Studies, William & Mary Law School, P.O. Box 3527, Williamsburg, VA 23187. Online condolences may be offered at"

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Employment: Openings at ACUS and Congressional Research Service

Both the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) and the Congressional Research Service (CRS) are now hiring for senior-level positions.  At ACUS, there are currently two senior-level positions for which applications are being sought:
  (1)  Research Director.  This is an SES-level position.  The vacancy announcement is posted on USAJobs, and will be open through February 20.  Interested applicants are urged to apply directly through the USAJobs website. The Announcement Number is CK599048AC.
  (2)  Senior Attorney/Economist at the GS-15 level.  There is currently no job description or closing date available for this position.  ACUS will be recruiting for this position internally, and not advertising via USAJobs.  ACUS indicates that it is searching for a lawyer with a background in economics to aid the Conference in evaluating its program activities: i.e., help in (a) determining which projects have the greatest potential in terms of cost savings to the government;  increased public participation in government, etc.; and (b) measuring the success of implementation efforts.  Interested persons and inquiries should be directed to Shawne C. McGibbon, ACUS General Counsel, at

At CRS, a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, there is one senior-level position for which applications are being sought.  CRS is seeking a Deputy Director who will serve as the principal advisor to the CRS Director with an emphasis on overseeing the research planning and management activities of the Service and ensuring that CRS meets Congress’ needs for research and analysis.  As the CRS Deputy Director, the successful candidate will serve as a principal CRS representative to Members, committees, and officers of the United States Congress.  This position is at the Senior Level ($165,300).  For more information about the position, CRS, and the application process, please go to  The closing date of the posting is March 14, 2012.