Alternative Dispute Resolution in the NRC's Equal Employment Opportunity Program
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) offers alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to NRC employees (current and former) and applicants for employment, as a means of resolving complaints related to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). As such, the ADR program supplements (rather than replacing) the NRC's Employment Discrimination Complaint Process. In this context, employees may request ADR during the pre-complaint stage and/or the formal complaint stage of the discrimination complaint process. The NRC primarily uses mediation as a form of dispute resolution; mediation is facilitated by external neutral parties.
The NRC's ADR Program is administered by the agency's Office of Small Business and Civil Rights (SBCR), with the Civil Rights Program Manager serving as an ADR Coordinator.
For more information regarding the NRC's ADR program, see the Discrimination Complaint Process Pamphlet and the following topics:
- ADR Coordinator/Agency Official
- Pre-Complaint Stage
- Formal Complaint Stage
Questions regarding ADR in the agency's EEO Program should be directed to Lori Suto-Goldsby, Civil Rights Program Manager (301-415-0590 or TDD/301-415-5244), in the NRC's Office of Small Business and Civil Rights (SBCR), or by email to EEO Programs.