Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is any technique for resolving disputes without resorting to litigation in either an administrative or judicial forum.  ADR techniques include (See ADR Term Definitions):

  • dispute systems design
  • facilitation
  • mediation
  • neutral evaluation
  • arbitration
  • mini-trials
  • peer review panels
  • ombuds
  • partnering

DOE uses many of these ADR techniques in many of its activities. 

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