Discover Solutions to Overcome Workplace Problems

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The Staff Ombuds Office provides a confidential place for employees to discuss and clarify concerns, identify options, and discover problem-solving strategies to constructively navigate and overcome workplace disputes and problems.  

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Who We Are

Learn about the office and meet our staff.

What We Do

Learn about the ways we can help you resolve conflict.


What Guides Us

Learn about our guiding principles, set forth by the International Ombuds Association.

BSA: Flexible Work Experience Survey

The BSA Programs & Events Committee would like to hear directly from staff about their experiences regarding flexible work agreements. You can also participate in focus groups being held from April 19 through April 21. If interested, please complete the Flexible Work Experience Survey.

Contact Us- 510-642-7823. Language translation services including ASL are available.

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Submit your email address and receive direct information about Staff Ombuds Office events, conflict resolution tips, and upcoming trainings.

Latest Ombuds Report

2018-2020 Biennial Report Cover Page

To request a copy of this report in an alternative accessible format, please contact the Staff Ombuds Office at (510) 642-7823.

Dr. Livingston presented recently at a Berkeley ChangemakerTM workshop to talk about his book, The Conversation:  How Seeking and Speaking the Truth about Racism Can Radically Transform Individuals and Organizations.  To hear directly from Dr. Livingston about key takeaways from his book, watch this video. 

Campus Events

Staff Career Development Workshops and NOW Encore Series- 

(all virtual via Zoom) – Visit the Career Development Workshops web page for more details, including the registration links.

  • The Skills You Bring – 11/30, 12:30 – 2:30 pm
  • LinkedIn II: Maximize Your Online Professional Presence – 12/8, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Get in Gear for a Breakthrough Year in Your Career! – 12/15, 11:30 am – 1 pm