Examples of Issues You Might Discuss with the Ombudsperson

The Office of the Ombudsperson was created as a safe place for faculty and staff to talk through concerns in a confidential and neutral environment.  You may bring any concerns that you feel need attention, and the Ombudsperson will work with you to develop options for working with them.

Below are examples of issues a person might bring to the Ombudsperson:

  • Safety concerns
  • Unfair treatment
  • Managing conflict effectively
  • Discrimination
  • Unprofessional conduct
  • Ethical dilemmas
  • Fear of retaliation or retaliation behavior
  • Performance evaluation issues
  • Policy interpretations
  • Harassment
  • Interpersonal relationships between coworkers
  • Working environment & workplace disputes
  • Supervisory issues