The Air Force Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, administered by the Conflict Resolution Division (SAF/GCR) of the Air Force General Counsel's Office, matches individual ADR needs with Air Force ADR resources, training and experts, and serves as the flagship ADR Program of the federal government.
Norman Jacobson serves as the Director, Air Force Alternative Dispute Resolution Program in the Office of the Deputy General Counsel for Conflict Resolution, Washington, D.C. In this position, he shapes Air Force policy on alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Specifically, he directs the Air Force ADR Program for workplace disputes, developing and managing implementation of Air Force ADR policy and procedures in discrimination complaints, employee grievances, and other Air Force disputes.
BASIC MEDIATION COURSES OFFERED FOR 2016
SAF/GCR is happy to announce two upcoming Basic Mediation Courses to be held 25-29 January and 21-25 March at the Eaker Center, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. All nominations will be submitted through the MAJCOM ADR Program Managers. Fifteen students will be funded by SAF/GCR. Additional students may attend on unit funds.
OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM AVAILABLE FOR
MILITARY VICTIMS OF REPRISAL
Did you know that military members who blow the whistle and subsequently become victims of reprisal have an advocate to help them obtain reasonable and appropriate remediation? At the direction of the Secretary of the Air Force and with the help of SAF/MR, SAF/IG, and HAF/JA, the Air Force has established, within the Air Force General Counsel's Office (SAF/GCR), an ombudsman program to assist military member whistleblowers who are subsequently victims of reprisal. According to the program's charter, the Military Reprisal Ombud is the designated individual that reprisal victims can turn to for assistance if they feel reasonable and appropriate remediation actions are not being taken on their behalf and prior to their filing for relief with the Board for the Correction of Military Records. Please direct military members, who have had their reprisal allegations substantiated by the IG, to contact our POC for assistance.