The dispute resolution process is designed to ensure that all parties involved are treated fairly and equitably. This procedure is available to all university staff and faculty who are not covered by a collective bargaining agreement. The goal of the process is to ensure that employees are treated fairly and that disputes are resolved promptly. No retaliation or adverse action will be taken against an employee for filing a dispute resolution, regardless of the outcome.
In order to ensure fairness and equity, both parties must be assured that they are free to end the EEO ADR process at any time and that they retain the right to continue with the EEO administrative process if they prefer that process to the EEO ADR and no resolution has been reached. Additionally, no one can impose a resolution on either party, neither agency management, EEO officials, nor the neutral third party. This allows parties to feel more comfortable with voluntarily engaging in a resolution. It is important to remember that fairness and equity are essential components of dispute resolution.
All parties must be assured that their rights will be respected throughout the process. This includes the right to representation at any time. By following these guidelines, all parties can feel confident that their dispute will be resolved in a fair and equitable manner.