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Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Mission Statement:
Provide National Guard technician and military policy and oversight for the CNGB: to provide a consistent Affirmative Employment Program (AEP), Equal Employment Opportunity, (EEO) Equal Opportunity, (EO) Civil Rights (CR) and Diversity.

According to the Administrative Dispute Resolution Act of 1996, Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) is any procedure that is used to resolve issues in controversy, including, but not limited to, conciliation, facilitation, mediation, fact finding, mini trials, arbitration and the use of ombuds, or any combination thereof.

The National Guard Bureau's goal is to resolve conflict in a way that saves time, money, brings closure, and help foster long term relationships.

In fiscal year 2009, the National Guard was recognized for attaining the highest pre-complaint ADR resolution rates within the Federal sector. The National Guard has a proven track record of resolving informal disputes through the practices of proactive intervention to bring about a win/win.

It is the policy of the National Guard to voluntarily use ADR to resolve workplace and other disputes at the earliest stage feasible, by the fastest and least expensive method possible, and the lowest possible organizational level.

The National Guard Bureau uses the mediation process for Equal Employment Opportunity disputes and the facilitation process for military Equal Opportunity disputes.


Contact Info

National Guard Bureau
Alternate Dispute Resolution

111 South George Mason Drive
AHS2 Suite 5T
Arlington, VA 22204

E-mail: Alternate Dispute Resolution
Phone: (703) 607-0770
Fax: (703) 607-1239