(ombudsman): provides faculty, staff, and students an informal and confidential means for discussing and addressing an issue without fear of reprisal.
The Ombud is neutral and does not advocate for either party in a disagreement, but promotes a fair and respectful workplace for all parties.
The Ombudsman is trained to listen and to provide counsel in identifying options and clarifications of college policy or procedures.
The Ombud analyzes issues, investigates processes, and makes referrals or recommendations to the President for changes in policy where appropriate.
The Ombudsman is a neutral, confidential and informal resource for faculty, staff, and students, independent of any college administrative structure.
The Ombudsman works autonomously, impartially, and informally to seek resolution of problems.
The Ombud adheres to both the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics of the International Ombudsman Association (IOA, see link at top right).
Fall Dates: Gainesville
Although the ombuds will connect with you when needed, Doc will be on the Gainesville campus on these dates during Fall Semester 2012:
September 12 (10AM to 2PM)
October 23 (11AM to 5PM)
Oconee faculty and staff can request dates/times per the online scheduler:
Confidential Phone Number
The ombuds has a dedicated phone where faculty and staff can leave a confidential voicemail: 770-519-4702.
Confidential Email Address
Although the confidentiality of any email communication cannot be guaranteed, you can use your personal email address to contact Doc if email is your preference: email@example.com