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Metropolitan King County Alternative Dispute Resolution Program and InterLocal Conflict Resolution Group

Document Code No.: PER 18-6 (AEO)
Department/Issuing Agency: Executive Office
Effective Date: May 13, 2002
Approved: /s/ Ron Sims
Type of Action: New

Signed document (PDF, 1.69 MB)


The purpose of this Executive Order is to strongly encourage membership and active participation in the InterLocal Conflict Resolution Group; and use of the Metropolitan King County Alternative Dispute Resolution Program to prevent or minimize disputes and to promote cost-effective dispute resolution. The InterLocal Conflict Resolution Group was developed jointly by Metropolitan King County and the King County Labor Council in 1998 to create a consortium and a new dispute resolution process for employees, their representative and managers. The King County Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, through the King County Executive's office, implements and manages a variety of dispute resolution services to meet the conflict resolution needs of consortium members.

WHEREAS, Alternative Dispute Resolution is recognized as a cost-effective and efficient means of responding to and resolving potential and actual conflict; and

WHEREAS, Alternative Dispute Resolution is a proven means of increasing workplace morale through early intervention, consideration of the underlying interests of all parties and resolution of fundamental problems that cause reoccurrence of disputes; and

WHEREAS, Alternative Dispute Resolution is also very cost-effective and efficient means of responding to and resolving other claims and issues involving consortium members that might otherwise ripen into costly litigation, disruption of the workplace, and/or depletion of human and monetary resources; and

WHEREAS, Metropolitan King County should set a positive example for all Washington residents by encouraging the use of and strongly supporting Alternative Dispute Resolution.

NOW, THEREFORE, I Ron Sims, King County Executive do hereby order and direct that "All King County Departments, Offices and Agencies shall actively support and participate in the InterLocal Conflict Resolution Group and utilize all services available through the Metropolitan King County Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

DATED this 13 th day of May, 2002.

/s/ Ron Sims, King County Executive

ATTEST:

/s/ Bob Roegner, Division Manager, Records, Elections and Licensing Services