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HQPR 3713.3A
Effective Date: January 05, 2010
Expiration Date: January 05, 2015
Responsible Office: LM1
NASA Headquarters Alternative Dispute Resolution in Matters Pertaining to Discrimination Complaints Under 29 C.F.R. Part 1614
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Table of Contents | PREFACE | Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Appendix A | Appendix B | Appendix C | Appendix D

PREFACE

P.1 PURPOSE

This NASA Headquarters Procedural Requirement (HQPR) applies to NASA Headquarters (HQ) Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program activities in the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) context. This HQPR establishes procedures and operating principles for HQ Center-wide EEO ADR activities. These procedures are not intended to establish any rights to administrative or judicial review, or to establish a remedy for any NASA HQ employee or other person separate from existing rights under Federal laws and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regulations. These procedures are intended to ensure EEOC regulatory requirements are met and consistent with the NASA Agency EEO ADR policy.

P.2 APPLICABILITY

This HQPR is applicable to NASA HQ Center including HQ serviced Facilities.

P.3 AUTHORITY

a. 5 U.S.C. õ 571 et seq., Administrative Dispute Resolution Act of (ADRA) 1996, as amended,

b. 29 C.F.R. Pt. 1614, Federal Sector Equal Employment Opportunity.

c. NPD 3713.6P, Delegation of Authority to Act in Matters Pertaining to Discrimination Complaints Under 29 C.F.R. Part 1614.

d. NPD 2010.2C, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

e. NASA Procedural Requirements NPR 3713.2, Alternative Dispute Resolution in Matters Pertaining to Discrimination Complaints Under 29 C.F.R. Part 1614.

f. EEOC Management Directive 110 (MD-110).

P.4 APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS

a. 29 U.S.C. õ 621 et seq., Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended.

b. 29 U.S.C. õ 621, Older Worker's Benefit Protection Act of 1990.

c. NPD 3713.8A, Provision of Reasonable Accommodation for Individuals with Disabilities.

d. NPR 3713.1A, Reasonable Accommodations Procedures.

P.5 MEASUREMENT/VERIFICATION

a. NASA HQ shall periodically evaluate the operations and success of the HQ EEO ADR program, and cooperate with periodic data-gathering and other evaluation activities including submitting ADR activity information for annual reporting to the EEOC.

b. The HQ ADR Manager shall distribute the "Evaluation Form" (see Appendix D, Form D.6) and the "Mediator's Evaluation Form" (see Appendix D, D.7) and collect these forms from each user of the mediation process who voluntarily chooses to complete these forms. If a mediation participant refuses to complete the evaluation, the Center should document the decision and reasons given, if any.

c. The HQ ADR Manager shall update the NASA Agency-wide complaints tracking system at the conclusion of each mediation. ODEO shall use this data to monitor trends and determine the extent to which EEO ADR assists in resolving disputes.

P.6 CANCELLATION

HQPR 3713.3, NASA Headquarters Workplace Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Program, dated December 06, 2000.

/s/
Christopher T. Jedrey
Executive Director
Headquarters Operations


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