ADR is a term used to describe a variety of approaches to resolving conflict as an alternative to traditional adjudicatory or adversarial methods. There are several methods of ADR to include mediation, facilitation, fact finding, early neutral evaluation, ombuds, settlement conferences, mini-trials, peer review or using a combination of these methods. Under the EEOC November 1999 regulations, federal agency EEO directorates are now mandated to include ADR programs. The DCSA DEO office has developed its ADR program for the Agency, and has chosen to use mediation. For a complete description of the DCSA DEO ADR program, click here. Basis. A basis is the "reason" alleged for discrimination. An EEO complainant must assert a basis, or reason, when bringing forward a complaint. Bases (protected groups) under EEO are: race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex (gender), sexual orientation, sexual identity, physical or mental disability, and reprisal.