Office of the Ombudsman

Confidential - Neutral - Independent - Informal

You have a complex and/or systemic conflict situation involving an entire group


My work team is heading in the wrong direction. No one is on the same page regarding roles and responsibilities. In addition, morale is low and people don’t seem to want to collaborate on anything. How do we address this?

Several people in my department told the new guy they’d retaliate if he told our supervisor that they leave work early. The new guy is scared. I told our supervisor about their threats but our supervisor thinks it’s all a joke and won’t address the problem.

We are never able to do a real search because the boss keeps finding a way to hire his friends and relatives. It’s not fair, but I am afraid to say anything because of blowback on me.