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Ombuds Office Identifies New Systemic Issue

The Ombuds Office has released information concerning a newly identified systemic issue involving the need for supervisors and trainers to provide greater information and context for diversity initiatives and to provide a safe space for input from members of the majority demographic.  The Ombuds Office observes that more inclusive communication may enhance the effectiveness of campus initiatives on diversity and inclusion and encourage opening perspectives in support of historically disadvantaged populations.  Because the current Director of the Ombuds Office is leaving her position in April and will not have the opportunity to issue a 2015-2016 Annual Report at the close of the fiscal year, the Office is making this information available so that it would not be lost in the transition to new Ombuds Office leadership.

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2015-16 Ombuds Office Midyear Report Now Available for Review

The Report recaps the activities of the Ombuds Office for the first 6 months of the 2015-16 fiscal year, and shares new information collected through the Ombuds Office's satisfaction survey that identifies the value constituents place on certain characteristics of the Office as well as other actions they might have taken had the Office not existed.  In view of the upcoming departure of the Ombuds Office Director, the document also serves as a final report by the Director concerning the role of the Ombuds Office, and discusses opportunities for growth.

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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.

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