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Shared Neutrals Training, July 2013


Who We Are

The Shared Neutrals Program is a cooperative arrangement between diverse federal and state agencies and local governments in the Pacific Northwest region. Each member makes a reciprocal agreement to submit requests for alternative dispute resolution services and to share resources cooperatively.

The Shared Neutrals Program is designed to serve three objectives:

  • Provide agencies with low cost and flexible access to sophisticated dispute resolution services.
  • Provide disputing individuals with accessible, timely, and confidential neutral services.
  • Support a diverse cadre of trained and experienced neutrals (mediators) who mentor less experienced neutrals from other agencies on a collateral duty basis.

Committee Goal
Provide quality dispute resolution services for government organizations in Oregon & SW Washington.

Board Chair Maria Mondragon-Davis
USDA Forest Service
503.808.2930

Program
Coordinator
Zac Hayes
USDA Forest Service
541.750.7023

Shared Neutrals Committee Meetings
Date:
Time:
Place:

Second Tuesday of each month
9:00 - 10:00 am
Conference Call

Contact Maria Mondragon-Davis or Zac Hayes to confirm



Participating Agencies


Federal
Army Corps of Engineers
Bonneville Power Administration
Bureau of Land Management
National Energy Technology Laboratory
Environmental Protection Agency
Indian Health Service
Internal Revenue Service, Seattle
Oregon Military Department
Small Business Administration
U.S. Attorney, Oregon
USDA, Agricultural Statistics Service
USDA, Forest Service
USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service
VA Medical Center, Portland & Vancouver
VA Regional Office, Portland

State, Local and Tribal
Centennial School District
City of Beaverton
City of Gresham
City of Milwaukie
City of Portland
City of Wilsonville
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
Dept. of Corrections HR, Washington
Dept. of Social Health Services/Washington
Evergreen School District
Portland Community College
State of Oregon Executive branch agencies and the Oregon Judicial Department
Funding Organizations
USDA, Forest Service
Oregon Federal Executive Board



Forms and Resource Documents (PDF)

SN Program Guide
Forms for Mediators
Shared Neutral Program Guide (updated 8-13) Mediator Application (updated 4-13)
  Mediator Contract (updated 4-13)
Forms for Agency Liaisons
Mediator Training Activity Log (updated 4-13)
Shared Neutrals Brochure (updated 10-12)  
Request for Membership (updated 4-13)
Mediator Resources
Liaison Checklist (updated 4-13) OMA's Core Standards of Mediation Practice
Expense Reimbursement Form 1164  
 
Forms for Mediation
Forms for Facilitation
Primary Mediator Checklist (updated 4-13)
Primary Facilitator Checklist (updated 4-13) Case Intake Form
Consent to Facilitation (updated 1-12) CMS Opening Statement *
Facilitator Debrief Agreement to Mediate, Federal
Facilitator Evaluation (updated 4-13) Agreement to Mediate, Oregon
  Agreement to Mediate, Washington
Resolution Agreement (udated 3-10)
  Mediator Debrief
  Mediator Evaluation (updated 4-13)
   
* Used with permission from Community Mediation Services, City of Vancouver/Clark County



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