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HQ Mediation Program for Workplace Conflicts

The DOE Headquarters Mediation Program began in 1995.  We believe that most workplace conflicts are based on miscommunication, and that it is best to resolve them as early as possible before they enter a formal and adversarial process.  We encourage referrals of conflicts at as early a stage as possible, believing that this offers the best opportunity for a lasting resolution.

The program uses professional mediators under contract with the Department of Energy.  Both parties must voluntarily agree to participate in mediation, and may bring with them a family member, colleague, union representative, or attorney.  Mediations are strictly confidential, and information is shared only with those within the agency who need to know in order to implement a settlement.

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