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Mediation Services

Mediation is a confidential, fair, and voluntary process in which a neutral third person (mediator) assists individuals in resolving work-related conflicts. The mediator provides the parties an opportunity to discuss issues in a confidential atmosphere.

The Office of Employment Dispute Resolution's mediation program allows employees of the Commonwealth of Virginia to express their thoughts and feelings associated with workplace disputes in a safe, nonjudgmental environment that enables them to create their own resolutions. Mediation services are available at no charge and will not affect an employee's grievance rights where the parties have agreed in writing to extend the time requirements of the grievance procedure.