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What does mediation mean, and am I eligible?
- Mediation is a form of dispute resolution in which a trained mediator helps the parties in conflict to negotiate a mutually satisfying resolution.
- Any faculty member, staff member or student may request a mediation to resolve disputes with other faculty, staff or students. Participation in mediation is completely voluntary; all parties involved must agree to a mediation before it can be initiated.
- The acceptance or refusal of any party to participate in mediation will not be considered in any grievance proceeding if the dispute is later submitted as a grievance.
- Time spent in mediation is considered part of the workday, and you will not be required to take leave to participate. Supervisors should make reasonable efforts to enable employees to be available to participate in mediation.