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Background and Guidance Documents For Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

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Below are links to background/guidance documents issued prior to and after the implementation of the program.

Guidance Documents

Date Description
12/05/2011 Enforcement Guidance Memorandum-11-005 - Post Investigation Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
01/24/2011 Post-Investigation ADR Process
04/18/2008 Enforcement Guidance Memorandum-04-004 - Post Investigation Alternative Dispute Resolution Interim Program Guidance
05/05/2006 SECY-06-0102 - Evaluation of the Pilot Program on the Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Allegation and Enforcement Programs
09/08/2005 SECY-03-0115 - Commission Voting Record - Alternative Dispute Resolution on Review Team (ART) Pilot Program Recommendations for Using Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Techniques in the Handling of Discrimination and Other External Wrongdoing Issues
10/15/2004 Allegation Guidance Memorandum 2004-003: Implementation of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Pilot Program Within the Allegation Program
08/13/2004 Federal Register Notice 50219 - (Policy Statement Revision) NRC Enforcement Policy; Alternative Dispute Resolution
03/12/2004 SECY-04-0044 - Proposed Pilot Program for the Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Enforcement Program
09/08/2003 SECY-03-0115 - Staff Requirements Memorandum - Staff Requirements - SECY-03-0115 - Alternative Dispute Resolution Review Team (ART) Pilot Program Recommendations for Using Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Techniques in the Handling of Discrimination and Other External Wrongdoing Issues
07/08/2003 SECY-03-0115 - Alternative Dispute Resolution on Review Team (ART) Pilot Program Recommendations for Using Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Techniques in the Handling of Discrimination and Other External Wrongdoing Issues
07/08/2003 SECY-03-0115 - Attachment 1 - Alternative Dispute Resolution Review Team Report: " Recommendations for Developing a Pilot Program to Use Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Techniques in the Handling of External Wrongdoing and Discrimination Issues"
06/04/2002 SECY-02-0098 - Status of the Staff's Evaluation of the Possible Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Agency's Enforcement Program
06/04/2002 SECY-02-0098 - Attachment 1 - March 12, 2002 Workshop Discussion on the Potential Use of ADR in the NRC Enforcement Process
06/04/2002 SECY-02-0098 - Attachment 2 - Summary of Public Comments in Response to the December 14, 2001 Federal Register Notice

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Historic Documents

Date Description
11/08/2011 Public Meeting Transcript to Discuss Implementation of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program in the Office of Enforcement
10/19/2011 Public Meeting Notice to Discuss Implementation of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program in the Office of Enforcement
10/17/2011 Federal Register Notice 64124 - Implementation of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
09/06/2011 Federal Register Notice 55136 - Implementation of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
08/05/2008 IG Report OIG-08-A-08 - Audit of NRC's Contract for Alternative Dispute Resolution Services
Reference: Deputy Executive Director for Materials, Waste, Research, State, Tribal, and Compliance Programs, Office of the Executive Director for Operations, Memorandum Dated April 25, 2008
03/26/2008 IG Report OIG-08-A-08 - Memorandum Report: Audit of NRC's Contract for Alternative Dispute Resolution Services
12/14/2007 IG Report OIG-08-A-03 - Memorandum Report: Audit of NRC's Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
11/2007 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Fact Sheet - "Your Rights as a Whistleblower"
04/2007 Report for the President on the Use and Results of Alternative Disputer Resolution in the Executive Branch of the Federal Government
05/05/2006 ADR Pilot Program Evaluation Report
05/05/2006 ADR Pilot Program Evaluation Criteria
10/28/2004 Press Release 04-137 - Cornell University to Provide Neutral Mediators for NRC's Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
08/12/2004 Press Release 04-094 - NRC Revises Enforcement Policy to include Alternative Dispute Resolution
05/25/2004 Florida Power & Light Company and FPL Energy Seabrook, LLC Comments on Proposed Interim Enforcement Policy for Pilot Program on the Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Enforcement Program
04/20/2004 Press Release 04-444 - NRC Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Pilot Program for Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution
12/23/2003 Tennessee Valley Authority - Comments on Implementation of a Pilot Program on the Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in the Enforcement Program (68 Federal Register 67492, dated December 2, 2003)
12/18/2003 Summary of December 10, 2003, Public Meeting to Discuss Issues and Proposed Solutions Regarding Development of a Pilot ADR Program in Enforcement
08/15/2002 Press Release 02-090 - NRC Seeks Public Comment on Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution in its Enforcement Program
06/2002 Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 - Nuclear Regulatory Legislation, 107th Congress, 1st Session - NUREG-0980, Volume 1, No. 6
04/11/2002 March 12, 2002 Alternativie Dispute Resolution Workshop Trip Report
04/09/2002 Summary of March 12, 2002 Workshop on the Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution in the NRC Enforcement Program
03/12/2002

Workshop on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Techniques and How They Might Apply to the NRC’s Enforcement Program

12/29/2000 U.S. Department of Justice Confidentiality in Federal ADR Programs Report, 65FR83085

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Presentations

Date Description
09/22/2010 National Association of Employee Concerns Professionals, "Potential Pitfalls to Avoid: NRC's Pre-Investigation Alternative Dispute Resolution Settlement Agreement Review Process"
09/21/2010 National Association of Employee Concerns Professionals, "NRC Office of Enforcement’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Program"
03/09/2010 2010 NRC Regulatory Information Conference
03/08/2010 Nuclear Energy Institute Lawyer's Committee
03/05/2010 Congressional Staffer Briefing
02/16/2010 Institute of Nuclear Power Operations Senior Nuclear Plant Management Course
01/19/2010 Commission Briefing
02/20/2008 Congressional Staffer Briefing
03/07/2006 2006 Regulatory Information Conference
02/23/2005 ECPF Conference
03/11/2004 2004 Regulatory Information Conference

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