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Order DOT 1010.1A

Procedures For the One Dot Sharing Neutrals Equal Employment Opportunity/ Equal Opportunity Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

PROCEDURES FOR THE ONE DOT SHARING NEUTRALSEQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY ALTERNATVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROGRAM

DISTRIBUTION:  All Secretarial Offices and Operating Administrations

FOREWORD

This order establishes a mediation program that provides an alternative method for resolving allegations of discrimination raised in the Equal Employment Opportunity/ Equal Opportunity (EEO/EO) process at the Department of Transportation.  This program reflects the core principles contained in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) policy statement on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).  Specifically, that it:

  • Provides a program that is voluntary, neutral, fair, and confidential by which parties can discuss their dispute;
  • Provides a program that is flexible to meet a variety of challenges the agency and offices face;
  • Ensures enforceable agreements are reached between the agency and the aggrieved;
  • Ensures that the parties’ legal rights are preserved;
  • Ensures that the parties willingly and voluntarily agree to the resolution of the dispute; and
  • Ensures that the program includes training and evaluation components.

 

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