The Office of the Ombuds assists faculty and staff with informal resolution of concerns or problems in the workplace. It provides a safe place to help individuals review options for managing or resolving interpersonal disputes and university-related problems. The Ombuds is a neutral, confidential, informal and independent resource for employees who seek alternatives for resolving conflicts or grievances.
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) assists employees and members of their households with personal issues through no-cost counseling services, as well as legal, financial planning and work-life balance resources. The EAP is a confidential source of personal support that can be accessed 24 hours a day. In addition, the EAP can provide support to departments experiencing tragedy or loss, consultation for supervisors, and assessment and referral services for employees in need of resources.