About

Mission

The goal of the Ombuds is to support fairness, equity, and humane treatment in the workplace.  She offers a confidential, impartial, and informal alternative for resolution of workplace concerns for faculty and staff.

To accomplish this mission, the Ombuds Office works with:

Individuals

Helping faculty and staff approach workplace problems constructively. The Ombuds helps individuals sort through problems and concerns, identifies options, makes referrals to appropriate university resources, coaches individuals in effective communication and conflict resolution techniques, and facilitates dialogue.

Groups

Facilitating constructive resolution of differences and helping people work together better. The Ombuds can provide informal mediation, group facilitation, and conflict resolution training.

The University Community

Identifying trends or patterns for positive change. By tracking systemic trends the Ombuds is able to provide feedback about employee concerns to help foster healthier work environments.