Alternative Dispute Resolution
ADR is a voluntary option offered to everyone. It's process involves mediation, facilitation, structured negotiation, or other problem solving techniques, or any combination thereof, which often produces more efficient and effective outcomes. ADR increases the parties' opportunities to resolve disputes prior to or during the use of formal administrative procedures and litigation.
The Equal Opportunity Office provides training, conducts limited inquiries, processes informal and formal complaints, conducts formal complaint clarifications (military cases only) and coordinates complaint investigations. They also provide human relations training, guidance in formal and informal equal opportunity and treatment complaints processing, perform unit climate assessments, Out & About visits, and provide awareness training on subjects relating to human relations (i.e., cultural diversity, sexual harassment and team building.)