The "Spectrum" displayed here was created by the Collaborative and Facilitative Processes Committee, established by the Interagency ADR Working Group to meet the growing needs of federal agencies that are exploring and implementing new collaborative dispute prevention and resolution processes. This chart identifies a wide variety of collaborative techniques that agencies are using, or considering, to address a range of issues, internal and external, regulatory and non-regulatory. In the chart, each column corresponds to a general approach or desired result. The rows identify agency objectives, sample processes and available ADR tools, and the role of the neutral.
FEDERAL ADR PROGRAMS AND CONTACTS
President Clinton issued a 1998 order requiring that each federal agency develop a policy to promote greater use of ADR in administrative disputes. The Interagency Working Group was established as a resource for developing ADR programs and sharing information to support the use of ADR.
The ADR policies and programs of many of the federal agencies are listed here. We provide an index of federal agencies with links to learn more about each agency's ADR programs and policies.
UPCOMING ADR SEMINARS
2017 ADR Technology Series
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
How to Use Audio, Web, and Video Conferencing in ADR
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Effective Use of Web-based Software, Surveys, and Scheduling Tools to Provide ADR Services
View past ADR Workplace programs on the Department of Energy's Website: (New)
Interagency ADR Workplace Section Education Programs