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What is Mediation?
What is Mediation?

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Mediation is a voluntary, confidential process available to help you resolve workplace disputes, conflicts and issues. Trained mediators (who are neutral third parties) are accessible through several departments at the University to help individuals:

1. Clarify the issues;
2. Understand the other’s position;
3. Generate solutions; and
4. Develop a consensus that will work for both sides. ADVANTAGES OF MEDIATION
Mediation is often a more expedient way to resolve workplace issues than more formal avenues. Because it is voluntary and confidential, parties are often amenable to solutions that might not otherwise be available. Also, mediation builds bridges of understanding that will often help parties deal with future issues.  

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Common Situations

Some common situations that can benefit from mediation:

Common Situations interpersonal conflicts between co-workers
Common Situations group conflicts between teams or departments
Common Situations disputes between a supervisor or manager and an
employee
Common Situations disagreements among team members
Common Situations on-going tension that exists between a manager and a faculty or staff member
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Related Sites
Related Sites
Related Sites

Related Sites UVA Alternative Dispute Resolution
Related Sites Equal Opportunity Programs
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Related Sites Virginia Alternative Dispute Resolution Act
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Related Sites
University Mediation Services for UVa Students
Related Sites
Virginia Department of Employment Dispute Resolution

Related Sites
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Am I a good candidate for mediation?
Mediation may be a good option for you if:
  1. You want to help decide the outcome.
  2. You want to improve your relationship with the other party.
  3. Both parties are willing to work toward a solution.
  4. Both parties are willing to listen to the other’s point of view.
If you think that you are a candidate, or you would like help facilitating a mediation you may contact any of the offices under “Who to Contact”.

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Who to Contact
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Who to Contact University Human Resources Service Center
434-982-0123
E-mail: askhr@virginia.edu
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Who to Contact Medical Center Human Resources Customer Service Center
434-243-3344
E-mail: hrinfo@virginia.edu
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Who to Contact Faculty and Employee Assistance Program
(434) 243-2643
E-mail: tac8g@virginia.edu
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Who to Contact University Ombudsman
434-924-7819
E-mail: ombuds@virginia.edu
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University Ombudsman

UNIVERSITY OMBUDSMAN
The University Ombudsman is the Dispute Resolution Coordinator for UVA. He can assist individuals in pursuing mediation or other informal means of resolving disputes. The Ombudsman can also assist Departments interested in establishing informal dispute resolution procedures. The Virginia Administrative Dispute Resolution Act (Va. Code 2.2-4115 et seq.) requires state agencies to make available dispute resolution proceedings for those persons interested in resolving disputes through informal processes.

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