Under the Administrative Dispute Resolution Act of 1996, federal agencies are authorized to use ADR for resolving disputes.
The Interagency Alternative Dispute Resoultion Working Group facilitates the use of ADR by government agencies. Its website, adr.gov, provides information about how this works in practice, including guidance on how to set up and maintain successful ADR processes, and links to related statutory and executive documents.
The Interagency Alternative Dispute Resolution Group has an online directory of federal ADR programs and contacts for selected agencies. Because this list is not exhaustive, additional selected agency ADR websites are listed below.