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Working with the Ombuds

Types of issues that may be brought to the Ombuds

  • Work relationships or interpersonal relations, e.g., supervisor-supervisee, faculty/professional staff-faculty/professional staff; faculty-student; advisor-advisee, student-student, etc.
  • Academic integrity issues
  • Allegation of ethical or misconduct issues
  • Career management
  • Fear of coming forward or of acting to stop unacceptable behavior
  • Fear of retaliation or allegation of retaliation
  • Abuse of power, bullying, unfair treatment
  • Policy issues
  • Safety issues
  • Working conditions

Types of problems to be resolved by other mechanisms

  • Tenure appeals
  • Issues dealt with by the Office of Equality and Diversity (OED)
    All members of the University community should report incidents of discrimination, harrassment, and retaliation to the Office of Equality and Diversity at 215.895.1405 (Policy OED1)