Confidential. Impartial. Informal. Independent.


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.

This includes a variety of services, including individual assistance, mediation, group facilitation, and workshops. You can read more about these options in our services tab. The Staff Ombuds Office is a safe place to voice and clarify concerns, understand conflict situations, and find effective ways to respond.

The Staff Ombuds Office abides by the International Ombudsman Association's Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. Download a flyer for your workplace here.  


To schedule an appointment, please contact us at (510) 642-7823. Language translation services including ASL are available free of charge.

Upcoming Events

Open House

Ombuds Day Celebration

Date: October 10, 2019 8-10:30am
Fox Cottage, 2350 Bowditch Street
No registration required.
Stop by for a cup of coffee on your way to work!
Click the image below to view our event flyer to display in your office.

30am at Fox Cottage, located at 2350 Bowditch Street


Click on the date to register.

Respect in Action: Listening, Expression and Dialogue

Dates: Sept 25, 2019 & Feb 11, 2020

Identifying and Addressing Workplace Bullying

Dates: Oct 30, 2019 & March 18, 2020

Collaborating Effectively in the Workplace

Dates: Dec 5. 2019 & May 6, 2020