State Agency Programs

State Agency Mediation Training!  Over 20 new state agency workers were trained at a basic mediation training held at Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprises Services recently.  There are fifteen Oklahoma state agencies with mediation programs which are part of the Supreme Court of Oklahoma – Administrative Office of the Courts – Alternative Dispute Resolution System.  State agencies share certified volunteer mediators with other agencies to mediated internal employee conflicts, as well as using their mediation skills when working with the general public.  Agency mediators also volunteer for the local Early Settlement mediation programs conducting small claims mediations for the district courts.
State Agency Mediation Training –  Volunteer mediator trainees work in small role-play groups to gain mediation experience.
Group Practice – Volunteer mediators practice their mediation skills with fellow trainees

OFFICE OF JUVENILE AFFAIRS

Statewide in-house program for juvenile offenders and community victims

Oklahoma Victim Restitution/Juvenile Offender Responsibility Program

Vacant, Program Director

Office of Juvenile Affairs
Juvenile Services Division
P.O. Box 268812
3812 North Santa Fe, Suite 400
Oklahoma City, OK 73126-8812
(405) 530-2987
Email:

MERIT PROTECTION COMMISSION

Statewide services limited to state government employers and employees

Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

Carol Shelley, Program Director

3545 Northwest 58th, Suite 360
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
(405) 525-9144
Facsimile: (405) 528-6245
Email: carol.shelley@mpc.ok.gov

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Statewide in-house program for victims and offenders

Post Conviction Mediation Program

Kristin Tims, Victim Services Coordinator

2901 Classen Blvd., Suite 200
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73101
(405) 962-6142
Facsimile: (405) 425-2484
Email: Kristin.tims@doc.ok.gov

OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

Statewide in-house program for Department of Human Services employees

Dispute Mediation Program

Lesley Garrison, Program Manager

Human Resources Management Div.
Employee Relations Unit
P.O. Box 25352
Oklahoma City, OK 73125
405-522-0992
Email: lesley.garrison@okdhs.org

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Statewide in-house program for Department of Correction Employees

Workplace Conflict Management Group

Funmi Togun, Program Manager

3400 Martin Luther King Avenue
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73136
(405) 425-2853
Facsimile: (405) 425-2606
Email: funmi.togun@doc.ok.gov

OFFICE OF DISABILITY CONCERNS

Statewide services for disputes involving people with disabilities

Oklahoma Office of Disability Concerns

Doug MacMillan, Director

1111 North Lee Avenue, Suite 500
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
(405) 521-3756
Email: odc@odc.ok.gov

OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND ENTERPRISE SERVICES

Statewide in-house program for OMES employees

Workplace Mediation Program

Brian Jepsen, Program Coordinator

3115 N Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 522-0229
Email: brian.jepsen@omes.ok.gov

OKLAHOMA CORPORATION COMMISSION

Statewide mediation services for disputes between producers and gatherers of natural gas during contract negotiations

Gas Gathering Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

Lauren Willingham, Director

P.O. Box 52000
Oklahoma City, OK 73152
(405) 521-2241
Facsimile: (405) 521-2241
Email: lauren.willingham@occ.ok.gov

OKLAHOMA INSURANCE DEPARTMENT

Statewide mediation services for disputes between insurance claimants, insurance companies, and agents

E.A.G.L.E. Program Ending Arguments Gently, Legally, and Economically

Ron Kreiter, Program Coordinator

Five Corporate Plaza
3625 N.W. 56th Street, Suite 100
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
(405) 521-2747
Email: ron.kreiter@oid.ok.gov

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Statewide program for Department of Health employees and clients

Oklahoma Department of Health Mediation Program

Janet Smith, Mediation Program Director

Human Resources Management
1000 Northeast 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1299
(405) 271-6076
Facsimile: (405) 271-6075
Email: janets@health.ok.gov

OKLAHOMA COMMISSION ON CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Statewide services for disputes involving foster care issues

Foster Care Mediation Program

Keith Pirtle, Program Director

2915 N Classen Blvd
Suite 300
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
(405) 606-4922
Email: keith.pirtle@occy.ok.gov

OKLAHOMA HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY

Statewide in-house program for Healthcare employees

Oklahoma Health Care Authority

Katie Cummings, Program Coordinator

4345 North Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 522-7335
Email: katie.cummings@okhca.org

OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES

Statewide in-house program for ODMHSAS employees

Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Jason Maricle, Program Coordinator

1200 NE 13th
POB 53277
Oklahoma City, OK 73152-3277
(405) 522-3903
Email: jmaricle@odmhsas.org

OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

Statewide in-house program for ODVA employees

Oklahoma Dept of Veterans Affairs

Sarah Lane, Program Coordinator

2132 NE 36th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
(405) 523-4013
sarah.lane@odva.ok.gov

OKLAHOMA ATTORNEY GENERAL

Statewide program open to the public for issues related to employment discrimination, housing, or public accommodation

Office of Civil Rights Enforcement

Kara Smith, Program Coordinator

313 NE 21st Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73015
(405) 521-3921
kara.smith@oag.ok.gov

FEDERAL PROGRAMS OFFERING SPECIALIZED MEDIATION SERVICES

FEDERAL SHARED NEUTRALS

The “Shared Neutrals” Program was developed in response to a goal of the Oklahoma Federal Executive Board to reduce costs.

Federal Executive Board

LeAnn Jenkins, Program Support

215 Dean A. McGee,
Suite 153
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
(405) 231-4167
Email: leann.jenkins@gsa.gov

AGRICULTURAL MEDIATION PROGRAM, INC.

The Agricultural Mediation Program is limited to agricultural mediations with lenders and USDA agencies.

Department of Agriculture

Mike Mayberry, Executive Director

2800 North Lincoln Blvd.
2nd Floor
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-3934
(800) 248-5465
Email: mediation@ag.ok.gov