A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Big Southern Butte is one of two domes rising from a sea of basalt near the center of the eastern Snake River Plain in Idaho. The butte is one of the largest volcanic domes in the world, but at 300,000 years old it is also one of the youngest. Hikers who trek to the 7,550-foot high summit are rewarded with spectacular panoramic views. Photo by Devin Englestead, BLM Upper Snake Wildlife Biologist.
First light at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Established in November 22, 1939, the refuge has provided a critical stopover and wintering spot for thousands of sandhill cranes, geese and other waterfowl for 75 years. Bosque del Apache's sandhill crane population has multiplied from 18 birds in the 1840s to more than 20,000 birds today. Photo by Kim Hang Dessoliers (www.sharetheexperience.org).
I elect Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) of the issues that I presented to the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Counselor on (Date) .
I understand that having my issue(s) addressed through ADR process during the pre-complaint process can bring early resolution. The EEO-PLUS ADR process does not replace the current EEO complaint process. Rather, it is designed to enhance the resolution efforts.
In electing ADR, the pre-complaint processing period may continue up to ninety (90) days. The EEO Counselor will complete the intake functions of counseling (that is, obtain the information needed to determine the basis(es), claim(s), time), and provide me with the notice of rights and responsibilities before referring the dispute to the ADR process.
In order to facilitate resolution, I understand that all parties involved in the ADR process must be free to explore all options for resolution without fear of reprisal. Offers and statements made by the parties during the process cannot be used against either party if resolution fails. All discussions during the ADR process are confidential. If the issue is resolved, the terms of the resolution will be put in writing and signed by all parties.
If ADR fails, the EEO Counselor will issue the Notice of Final Interview and Right to File a Discrimination Complaint (NOFI) to me, and will prepare the Counseling Report pursuant to 1614.105(c). The report will contain relevant information about my complaint, jurisdiction, claims, bases, requested remedy, and related documents. The report will not provide a summary of the informal resolution attempt other than to indicate that I elected the ADR program and that the dispute was not resolved through this procedure.