Administrative Policy Writing
“Agencies are slow.” Fair criticism, but sometimes they have to
Institutional value in the government:
getting things right
valued over speed
Often, the agency is charged with making difficult, life-
For the following decisions, which is more important: making
the right decision or making a fast decision?
CPS: Should we seek to terminate the rights of this parent and
remove the child from the home?
TCEQ: Should we grant a permit to construct a chemical refinery
at this location?
Medical Board: Should we revoke this doctor’s license?