What Kinds of Issues are Brought to the Ombudsman Office?
Any issue may be discussed with the Ombudsman. Visitors’ issues may involve concerns with a colleague, advisor, advisee, supervisor, instructor, or co-worker. Typical issues include:
|Career Management||promotion; performance management; end of appointment; layoff; reorganization; uncollegial environment; overwork; compensation; benefits|
|Work Relationships||conflict with colleague, manager, or advisor; difficult staff; inappropriate or disrespectful behavior; abuse of power; bullying|
|Research Concerns||authorship; unethical behavior; research misconduct; conflict of interest; time commitment; compliance|
|Policies & Requirements||academic and employment guidelines; disciplinary process and rulings; grievance and complaint procedures|
|Illness, Disability||disability services; accommodation requests; disability plans; leave options; internal and outside resources|
|Sexual Harassment, Discrimination||unwelcome, inappropriate behavior; inappropriate relationships|
||parking; housing; University services; financial aid; community safety|
Attached is a document presented by Lydia Cummings to the East Coast Ombudsman Group in 2003 which may be of interest concerning bullying and harming behavior.