Employees and supervisors request mediation by contacting the Mediation Administrator, who confirms that all parties are willing to mediate and the Appointing Authority has agreed.
The Mediation Administrator maintains a list of approved mediators and uses that list to solicit volunteers when a mediation request is received.
Generally, mediators may not be assigned to mediate a dispute in the department where the mediator is employed.
Mediators contact the parties and initiate the mediation.
Normally, mediation is limited to four sessions. If the mediator believes additional sessions would produce an agreement, additional sessions may be held.
When the mediation has concluded, the mediator informs the Mediation Administrator regarding the type of dispute, number of sessions and the outcome.
The Mediation Administrator prepares an annual summary report.