Alternative Dispute Resolution
There are several types of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) methods available for use to resolve matters. The method used by the FDIC is mediation.
Mediation is a confidential process in which parties meet with a neutral, impartial third party (contractor mediator) who facilitates discussions to assist the parties (complainant and management) in reaching a mutually acceptable resolution.
If mediation is offered and elected during the Informal (Counseling) Process:
- The Informal (Counseling) Process will be extended up to an additional 60 calendar days.
- The EEO Counselor will coordinate the arrangements and assist by collecting information needed.
- If the claim(s) is not resolved, the EEO Counselor will issue the Notice of Right to File a Formal Complaint.
If, during the Formal Complaint Process (prior to a request for a Hearing), mediation is requested and accepted by the FDIC, the EEO Specialist will provide instructions for scheduling and holding mediation.