How is the employee ombuds office different than other campus offices?
The Office of the Employee Ombuds differs from other offices, such as
the Office of Human Resources, the Division of Inclusion and Equity,
the Office of University Counsel, or Risk Management. Those offices
can investigate situations and enforce and set policies. Our office
does not have authority to change disciplinary action. The ombuds also
has no authority to take formal action in response to complaints, but
will help identify formal options to help move toward resolution. The
Office of the Employee Ombuds does not take the place of other formal
offices but is a supplemental alternative to formal processes.