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Confidentiality

The discussions held during mediation are confidential unless conduct by either party is criminal in nature, or threats of violence are made that lead the mediator(s) to reasonably believe someone's safety is at risk, or in any other situation required by law. The mediator(s) will not retain any notes taken during meetings, and tape recordings of proceedings are not permitted. The mediator(s) cannot testify for or against any party should the dispute later be pursued through grievance or legal proceedings.

If a resolution is reached, the mediator(s) will write up the agreement for all parties to sign. A copy of the agreement will be given to the individual parties but not retained by the mediator(s). The mediator(s) will inform the ADR co-liaisons whether or not an agreement was reached, but will not discuss the mediation with them or give them a copy of the agreement.