Public Resource Series
Commentary on the Governmental Dispute Resolution Act and the Negotiated Rulemaking Act (2002 update)
Understanding the provisions of the GDR and NR Acts can be challenging. Particularly multi-layered are the confidentiality provisions. These sections in both acts build fundamentally upon the provisions of other Texas ADR law, and because they modify application of the Open Records Act, understanding the interactions and limitations can be difficult.
This sourcebook is intended to assist governmental bodies in designing an employee complaint/grievance process that includes ADR, particularly mediation, as an option.
Texas ADR Legislative Reports
A review of the notable ADR bills from each legislative session.
- Texas Mediation Legislation Updates, September 2021
- 2019 Texas ADR Legislative Report
- 2015 Texas ADR Legislative Report
- 2013 Texas ADR Legislative Highlights
- 2011 Texas ADR Legislative Highlights
- 2009 Texas ADR Legislative Report
- 2007 Texas ADR Legislative Report
Public Resource Series Number Ten, October 2007
- 2005 Texas ADR Legislative Report
Public Resource Series Number Nine, October 2005
- 2003 Texas ADR Legislative Report
Public Resource Series Number Eight, August 2003
- 2001 Texas ADR Legislative Report
Public Resource Series Number Six, August 2001
- 1999 Texas ADR Legislative Report
Public Resource Series Number Four, September 1999
- 1997 Texas ADR Legislative Report
Public Resource Series Number Two, June 1997
Containing analysis of the Governmental Dispute Resolution Act, The Negotiated Rulemaking Act and other ADR legislation.
Suzanne Schwartz, May 2006, 7th Annual The Changing Face of Water Rights in Texas
Susan Schultz, 6 Tex. Tech J. Tex. Admin. L. 189 (Summer 2005)
Surviving and thriving: What makes watershed stakeholder groups successful in implementation? August 2016
The Center prepared this paper for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to understand, through a literature review, factors that lead a collaborative stakeholder group to successfully implement plans they have developed to meet Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) standards.
The Center contracted with the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6 (EPA) and the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to provide an evaluation of establishing a joint cooperative partnership between the two agencies.
Report of Survey Results of Alternative Dispute Resolution Use in Texas State Agencies, January 1999
The Center was authorized by the legislature in the Texas Governmental Dispute Resolution Act of 1997 to collect and analyze information about state agencies’ ADR programs. In an effort to determine the level of ADR use by state agencies, the Center distributed a survey to 151 state agencies and asked for information about ADR use. The Executive Summary and Recommendations from this report are available here. If you are interested in receiving the complete 40 page report, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.