faith participation in mediation offers each participant many benefits!
Parties are empowered with greater control of the final resolution of
Mediation emphasizes face-to-face communication and encourages a mutual
exchange of ideas.
Mediation is more efficient than using the formal
processes utilized by the department. By participating in mediation
many issues can be resolved within a few weeks.
The mediation process is governed by state law
as well as department policy. All parties, including the mediator,
are required to keep all discussions and final resolutions confidential,
except as otherwise required by law.
Mediation is an "informal" process used
to resolve issues between individuals. Mediations can be scheduled
whenever, and wherever, it is convenient for both parties.