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.  To schedule an appointment, please contact us at (510) 642-7823.

Our Promise to You

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