Office of the Ombudsman

Confidential - Neutral - Independent - Informal

5. How is the NIH Office of the Ombudsman different from Employee Relations (ER)?

NIH Employee Relations (ER) staff offer technical advice and assistance on all matters related to employee conduct, performance, and work-related medical concerns. ER staff serve as representatives for and advisors to management. ER specialists are available to conduct training sessions on a variety of topics, from leave and attendance management to preventing violence in the workplace. Occasionally, we refer managers to ER for assistance.