The Department has chosen mediation as the primary ADR method in resolving EEO disputes because it empowers the parties themselves to reach an acceptable resolution of the conflict. Below is a digitized version of OCRs EEO Mediation Guide.
- What Is Alternative Dispute Resolution?
- What Is Mediation?
- What Are Departmental Reasons for Using ADR & Mediation?
- What Are Typical Organizational Experiences with Mediation?
- What Are the Goals of Mediation?
- When Is Mediation Appropriate?
- When Is Mediation Inappropriate?
- What Are Some Concerns Expressed About Mediation?
- How Is Mediation Elected?
- Who Participates in Mediation?
- What Happens in a Mediation Session?
- How Will Mediators Be Selected?
- How Can a Party Prepare for Mediation?
- How Does Mediation End?
- Are Settlement Agreements Binding?
- What Can You Do If You Believe the Department Is Not Adhering to the Terms of the Settlement Agreement?
- How Does Participation in Mediation Affect An Employee's Rights?
- Appendix A: Time Frames in the Complaint Process
- Appendix B: Pre-Complaint Election Form
- Appendix C: Formal Complaint Mediation Election Form
- Appendix D: DOC ADR Agreement to Mediate Form
For More Information:
- Contact your Bureau's EEO Officer or call the Department's Office of Civil Rights at (202) 482-0625
Alternate Formats: OCR publications can be made available in other formats upon request by any of the above methods.
The information contained in this publication is intended as a general overview and does not carry the force of legal opinion.