Welcome to the UC Davis Ombuds Office

Ombuds Office First Annual Report Now Available for Review

The Report contains basic demographics of the 267 users of UC Davis ombuds services from June 2013 to July 2014, as well as information concerning the nature of issues raised by users, and recommendations to address systemic issues observed by the Ombuds Office.  The most frequent concern of visitors to the Ombuds Office during the reporting period involved poor communication, disrespect (including bullying behaviors) and distrust with a person of higher institutional status.  The Ombuds Office provides recommendations in three areas of concern:  (1) abrasive behaviors and hierarchical relationships, (2) hiring and reclassification issues, and (3) institutional change issues.

Click on the "Annual Reports" tab above for details.

The UC Davis Ombuds Office is a confidential, independent, impartial, and informal problem-solving and conflict management resource for all members of the UC Davis campus community.  We provide a safe place to voice your concerns and explore options and strategies for dealing with your issues. It’s also our job to bring troublesome trends and systemic issues to the attention of those at the University who might be able to deal with them. We do this in a way that protects the confidentiality of all visitors to our office. The Ombuds Office has access to anyone at UC Davis, including the Chancellor.

As a designated neutral, the UC Davis Ombuds is not an advocate for any individual or office, but rather serves as an advocate for fair processes. The Ombuds Office is independent of all administrative and academic structures within the University.

Please review our Standards of Practice.

View the UC Davis Ombuds brochure (PDF).

News

  • Are you prepared for annual performance evaluations? Read more…
  • Fight or Flight. What do these three situations have in common? Read more…
  • Ombuds Office Charter signed by Chancellor Dec. 17. Read more…
  • Rita Callahan joins the Ombuds Office!  Read more...
  • California legislature requires training to prevent abusive conduct in the workplace. Read more...
  • Recommended books at the Ombuds Office library. Read more...
  • Ombuds Office Targets UC Davis Training Needs. Read more...
  • When you don’t have time to visit the Ombuds Office. Read more...
  • Listening is not waiting to talk. Read more...

Events

  • Rita Callahan will be teaching Managing Workplace Conflict as Part of the Supervisory Development Program certificate series. Read more…

Trainings

Register today! Rita Callahan will be conducting the listed trainings:

  • Conflict: How to recognize, assess and identify what to do next
  • Conflict Resolution Tools Workshop
  • Listening Skills
  • Managing Workplace Conflict for Supervisors

Download the flyer with the training schedule