Name change: "IMI Certified" for highly-experienced professionals remains the same; "IMI Accredited" for those who have completed initial training only becomes "IMI Qualified". Blog post here.

Rut Rivera-Encarnacion



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Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Spain, United States, United States Minor Outlying Islands
English, Spanish
Mediation Profile

FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Alternative Dispute Resolution Advisor, August 2018-Present. Provide professional conflict prevention and resolution services to FEMA employees at disaster operations. Provide a wide range of informal non-EEO dispute prevention and intervention processes. Exercise a strong set of interpersonal skills in self-reflection, self-regulation, empathy, and social skills to build relationships

COURT OF JUSTICE OF PUERTO RICO, Carolina, Puerto Rico

Mediator, December 2012-Present. Conduct Mediations in Civil and Criminal Cases, between employees and co-workers and the public in general. As unbiased third-party conduct daily hearings to make individuals, groups and companies involved in a conflict come to an agreement. Listen to the parties, review the evidence, help the parties come to understand each other´s viewpoint regarding the controversy, and then facilitate the negotiation of a voluntary resolution of the case or the controversy. Provide legal orientation and advice the parties regarding various legal matters, facilitate discussions, teambuilding and problem-solving. Prepare agreements. Review motions, discuss policies with the employees. Discuss cases with judges and the Alternative Resolution Dispute Director. Mediations are appointed by the court and by the parties involved.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Arbitrator (Hearing Officer), December 2007-2012.Conducted around 30 unemployment compensation hearings per week. The purpose of the hearing is to decide whether unemployment benefits should be granted or denied. Provided legal advice to the parties. Directed and cross examined witnesses at hearings. Prepared resolutions daily. Review issues related to work environment as Safety, Health, Discrimination, Harassment, Absences, among others. Conducted legal research in Labor Law, Administrative Law and Evidence Law. I was required to visit all the unemployment offices in Puerto Rico.

Evaluative, Facilitative, Transformative

 

IMI Certified

Mediator Certified by the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico

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Contact
Rut
Rivera-Encarnacion
Rut
787-505-2253
Mediator
Carolina
PR
00983
Puerto Rico