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Alternative Dispute Resolution Research: Federal Government ADR

ADR in the Federal Government

Interagency Alternative Dispute Resolution Working Group website at ADR.govUnder the Administrative Dispute Resolution Act of 1996, federal agencies are authorized to use ADR for resolving disputes.

The Interagency Alternative Dispute Resoultion Working Group facilitates the use of ADR by government agencies. Its website,, provides information about how this works in practice, including guidance on how to set up and maintain successful ADR processes, and links to related statutory and executive documents.