Fox Cottage, 2350 Bowditch St.The Staff Ombuds Office is an independent department that provides strictly confidential, impartial and informal conflict resolution and problem-solving services for all Staff, Non-Senate Academics, and Faculty who perform management functions.

The Staff Ombuds Office is a safe place to voice and clarify concerns, understand conflict situations, and find effective ways to respond.

Services provided by the Staff Ombuds Office include:

  • Conflict analysis
  • Strategies to resolve and prevent disputes
  • Identification of options and information
  • Communication and conflict coaching
  • Mediation
  • Group facilitation
  • Tailored trainings in conflict resolution
  • Resource referrals
  • Publishing annual reports
  • Providing regular feedback to campus leaders regarding systemic issues

See our Services page for more information, or download a flyer here.  To schedule an appointment, please contact us at (510) 642-7823.

Upcoming Events


Staff Ombuds Office classes for spring semester 2016 are now available for registration!



Our Promise To You

CONFIDENTIAL. Information shared and conversations conducted with the Staff Ombuds Office are strictly confidential.