Federal Dispute Resolution: Using ADR with the United States Government / Edition 1by Jeffrey M. Senger
Pub. Date: 10/03/2003
In recent years the federal government has increasingly used alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to solve numerous internal conflicts and external disputes. Like many other private, nonprofit, and governmental organizations, the federal government has discovered that ADR saves time and money, provides greater predictability, fosters creativity, improves… See more details below
In recent years the federal government has increasingly used alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to solve numerous internal conflicts and external disputes. Like many other private, nonprofit, and governmental organizations, the federal government has discovered that ADR saves time and money, provides greater predictability, fosters creativity, improves relationships, and increases satisfaction.
Federal Dispute Resolution provides a much-needed guide to using alternative dispute resolution in matters involving the federal government. This helpful resource is appropriate for anyone involved in the ADR process, including those who represent the government and those who have disputes with the government. In a highly accessible format, Federal Dispute Resolution offers valuable information about the benefits of the ADR process and outlines the laws and regulations that govern this burgeoning field. The book includes vital instructions on how to determine which disputes are best suited to ADR and how to select the type of ADR process that is most appropriate for a particular situation. It also includes step-by-step guidance on how to prepare for ADR and offers suggestions on how to advocate effectively in ADR.
In addition, Federal Dispute Resolution offers an in-depth examination of workplace and contracting disputesthe cases in which ADR is used most frequently. The book also covers special issues such as confidentiality, the political context of certain government fields, and ADR program design, management, and training.
Written by Jeffrey Sengersenior counsel in the Office of Dispute Resolution at the United States Department of Justice and leading expert on the topic of ADR and the federal governmentFederal Dispute Resolution is the practitioner’s handbook for successfully negotiating the ADR process.
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- First Edition
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- 6.14(w) x 9.52(h) x 1.25(d)
Table of Contents
Foreword, by Frank E. A. Sander.
2. Selecting Cases and Processes for Federal ADR.
3. Selecting and Hiring Neutrals for Federal ADR.
4. Preparing for Federal ADR.
5. Advocacy in Federal ADR.
6. ADR in Federal Workplace Cases.
7. ADR in Federal Contracting Cases.
8. Confidentiality in Federal ADR.
9. Federal ADR Program Design, Management, and Training.
10. Evaluation of Federal ADR Programs.
Appendix A: Administrative Dispute Resolution Act of 1996.
Appendix B: United States Department of Justice, Attorney General Order Promoting the Broader Appropriate Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution Techniques, April 6, 1995.
Appendix C: Alternative Dispute Resolution Act of 1998.
Appendix D: Presidential Memorandum on ADR, May 1, 1998.
Appendix E: Federal ADR Council, Confidentiality in Federal Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs, December 29, 2000.
Appendix F: Report to the President on the Interagency ADR Working Group, May 8, 2000.
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