Systemic Feedback

The Staff Ombuds Office analyzes each individual case to determine whether the source of the conflict may be located at least in part in any organizational policies, practices, structures and/or culture. As part of this systemic issue analysis work, the Staff Ombuds Office issues reports every two years to give voice to employee concerns and provide recommendations for systemic change that promote Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging and Justice (DEIBJ) in the workplace. 

These reports highlight issues that greatly impact employees who may feel marginalized or uncomfortable speaking up for themselves.  By analyzing the challenges employees experience, we identify systemic solutions that are vital in achieving Berkeley’s strategic plan -- to provide a healthy campus climate that fosters equity of experience and a place where all members of the campus community feel safe, welcomed, and included.