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Press Release 06-27-2019

EEOC Celebrates The 20th Anniversary of Its Mediation Program - Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh  Field Office Hosting Open House

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh  Area Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) invites  the public to attend an open house on July 30 to celebrate the 20th  anniversary of the agency's successful alternative dispute resolution (ADR) program. .



July 30, 2019 from 9:00  to 11:00 a.m.
EEOC Pittsburgh Area Office, William S. Moorhead Federal Building
1000 Liberty Avenue, Suite 1112, Pittsburgh, PA 15222


In honor of the 20th anniversary of the EEOC's  mediation program, the Pittsburgh Field Office will host an open house where  the public can meet Pittsburgh Area Office Director Roosevelt Bryant and EEOC  mediation staff and learn about the benefits of the EEOC's  ADR program.

The use of  mediation is a key component of the EEOC's efforts to improve operational  efficiency and effectiveness. Mediation is a form of ADR offered by EEOC early  in the process to facilitate resolution without lengthy investigations or  litigation. The decision to mediate is completely voluntary for the person(s) making  the discrimination charge and the employer, and the mediation process is  strictly confidential at every stage. During a mediation session, a neutral  third-party facilitator helps the parties reach a negotiated resolution of  workplace disputes. Unlike an arbitrator or judge, the mediator does not  resolve the charge or impose a decision on the parties. Instead, the mediator  helps the parties to agree on a mutually acceptable resolution that results in  a win-win outcome for everyone involved.

Participants  in the EEOC's mediation program indicate a high degree of satisfaction with the  program. It is a fair and efficient process that can avoid a lengthy  investigation and the possibility of unnecessary litigation.

To register  for this free event, please email Shirley Wearne at or call her at 267-589-9778.

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