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Cover Memorandum for Final Report to Team Members



Memorandum

To: Workplace ADR Design Team Members
   
From: Carolyn M. Burrell, Acting Coordinator
Workplace ADR Program
   
Subject: Final Report - Workplace ADR Design Team

Attached is the final report that was submitted to the members of the Executive Committee and the Director, Office of Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution. As you know, each Bureau Deputy Director was individually briefed on the new system and endorsed the conceptual model. Also, each member of the Executive Committee was individually briefed on the contents of the report prior to it being transmitted to them. Under separate cover copies of the report have been provided to the Bureau Dispute Resolution Specialists.

The report includes the team’s recommendations, rationale for each recommendation, and a schedule for the implementation plan. The CADR office continues to explore options for a smooth transition and implementation and we are interested in any further suggestions from you on the best approach for a successful launch of the new system throughout the Department.

Since the final meeting of the Design Team, we have been advised that the conceptual model will not have to be approved by the Management Initiatives Team (MIT) prior to implementation. It will only be necessary that the MIT be provided with up-dates on the status of implementation. Mike Trujillo, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Workforce Diversity will provide those up-dates. Elena Gonzalez and I met with Mike Trujillo on December 16, 2002 to discuss with him the status up-date that he will provide to the MIT at their January meeting.

The next steps will involve creation of the implementation team(s) and transition to implementation. It is anticipated that the team(s) will be created in January. Finally, on behalf of the Office of Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution, I, again, want to express my sincere appreciation to each of you for your hard work over the eight months that the Design Team met and worked together to formulate the conceptual model.

Attachment - As Stated

cc: Elena Gonzalez, Director, Office of Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution