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Alternative Dispute Resolution

shaking handsThere are alternative methods to traditional, formal dispute resolution including mediation, fact-finding, ombudsing, interest-based negotiation, and arbitration. All are designed to resolve employee-employer disputes in a way that is more efficient and more effective than traditional, adversarial methods of dispute resolution. We promote the use of ADR by Federal agencies. A related topic is alternative discipline, which involves the use of alternatives to traditional disciplinary procedures and penalties.

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