Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative dispute resolution, or ADR, includes a variety of processes and techniques used by disagreeing parties to come to an agreement without resort to litigation.  ADR is widely accepted throughout the Federal government as a way of resolving the conflicts inherent in employee-management relations. 

Mediation is the technique usually employed to resolve Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), employment, performance, and other workplace issues and disputes.

It is the policy of the Selective Service System to resolve disputes at the earliest opportunity and in the manner most conducive to fostering healthy continuing relationships in the workplace.  One goal of the EEO Program at Selective Service is that ADR become the preferred dispute resolution practice.