Discover Solutions to Overcome Workplace Problems

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The Staff Ombuds Office provides a safe 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 Ombudsman Association.

Book of the Month

In the wake of protests against police brutality spurred upon by yet another death of a black man at the hands of the police, George Floyd, it is imperative to think of a world in which change can occur.  With this in mind, we recommend reading How to be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi.   
"Ibram X. Kendi's concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America--but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. Instead of working with the policies and system we have in place, Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it."

Click the photo to find copies through the UC library system and watch Ibram X. Kendi's presentation on How to Be an Anti-Racist at Berkeley's 400 Year's of Resistance to Slavery & Injustice event.                      

Upcoming Events

Black History Month Events

Events sponsored by various UC campuses throughout February 

Multicultural Education Program Spring 2021 Workshops

Looking in / Looking Out: Exploring Workplace Diversity at Berkeley
Monday, 2/22 2:00pm-4:30pm
Friday, 2/26 9:00am-11:30am

How to be an Antiracist Book cover

On-Demand Training to Reduce Workplace Conflict

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

New Release

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.