The University of Texas at Austin Staff Ombuds Office is a place where all staff members are welcome to come and talk in confidence about concerns. We help support collaborative conflict resolution. This office assists staff with any work-related difficulty including interpersonal conflicts or misunderstandings. We help individuals identify options for fair and equitable outcomes.
Why come to us?
Staff members come to us for many reasons. Some just don’t know where else to go. Some are reluctant to use formal channels. And some have tried other ways but have not found what they needed. No issue is too small or too big. If you are unsure if we can help, please contact us.
A few of the topics you can discuss with us
- Interpersonal difficulties
- Harassment or discrimination
- Untangling complicated situations
- Questions about policy
- Workplace disputes
- Conflicts of interest
- Disciplinary actions
- Appropriate ways to frame and discuss issues
- Unprofessional conduct
- Threats or retaliation