Office of the Ombudsman

Confidential - Neutral - Independent - Informal


The NIH Office of the Ombudsman works independently of NIH management structures in structure, function, and appearance. The office is administratively located within the Office of the Director, and NIH ombudsmen are employees of NIH. The Director of the Office of the Ombudsman reports to the NIH Director through the NIH Deputy Director while maintaining our office’s confidentiality, neutrality, and independence.