Please note: There will be a temporary gap in Ombuds services for State Classified and Administrative Professional employees. Faculty may contact Kathy Rickard at (970) 491-5121 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To access employee services that can help during this gap, browse this .pdf, Employee Resources for Conflict Resolution.
Office of the Ombuds
Confidential. Neutral. Informal. Independent.
The Office of the Ombuds offers confidential assistance to university faculty, administrative professionals, state classified, and other employees of Colorado State University who seek help in resolving workplace issues.*
*Students seeking conflict resolution assistance can visit the Student Resolution Center at resolutioncenter.colostate.edu
The Office of the Ombuds:
- helps analyze situations, identifies and explains relevant university policies, procedures and problem-solving channels, and helps define options for resolution.
- may also highlight problems with university policies or procedures and recommend changes.
- does not have the authority to impose solutions on either side.
The Ombuds role may include mediating conflicts when the Ombuds determines mediation is appropriate for the situation and both parties agree to mediation as a resolution tool.
The office does not replace or supercede other university grievances, complaint or appeal procedures. Further, as a confidential campus resource, the Ombuds Office is neither a “responsible employee” in relation to sexual harassment/misconduct nor authorized to serve as a “campus security authority” for purposes of reporting crimes on campus.