Office of the Staff Ombuds offers virtual support during COVID-19

May 13, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Wondering where to go if you have a workplace issue? When you don’t know what to do, or where to go, the Office of the Staff Ombuds is a good place to start. The office knows conflict is inevitable, and its committed team is here to help you navigate it.  

An ombuds can serve as an impartial party for staff and administrators to help resolve differences, disagreements or misunderstandings. In a safe and confidential forum, the ombuds will listen and help you identify your goals, options and next steps forward.

The U-M Office of the Staff Ombuds, led by Jacqueline Bowman, Ph.D., offers free and confidential conflict management services for non-bargained-for Michigan Medicine staff. It is a trusted resource to help resolve issues and promote a civil and positive working environment.

Individual appointments are currently available via phone or Zoom, to ensure minimizing the spread of COVID-19. 

To schedule your confidential consultation, please email staffombuds@umich.edu or visit https://staffombuds.umich.edu/ for more information about our services. You can also listen to this episode of The Wrap to hear directly from the team behind the Office of the Staff Ombuds!

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