Office of the Ombudsman

Confidential - Neutral - Independent - Informal

You want someone who is independent and confidential to assist you in working through a problem

Examples:

My lab mate and I just can’t seem to communicate. Do you have advice on how I can improve this situation?

I am having an issue that is affecting my work satisfaction and productivity, but I am really am not sure whether I should do anything about it. However, I want to discuss the different options open to me so I can make an informed decision. Can you help?

I like my job but it is important for me to move up in my career. I feel there is no promotion potential in my current position. I also don’t receive professional development opportunities to expand my skillsets. Shouldn’t I be getting these things? I’d like to talk with you about what my options are in this situation.