The University Ombuds Office
The University Ombuds Office is an informal resource available to employees who feel they are being subjected to disrespectful or inappropriate conduct. The University Ombuds Office is a neutral and confidential resource. Please note that the University Ombuds Office is not an office of notice and with limited exceptions, has no duty or responsibility to report incidents to any person or authority. More information on the scope and limits of this office can be found on the Ombuds Office website.
The Ombuds Office is the first recommended step for employees who feel they have been the target of conduct that might violate the university’s bullying policy. Ombuds staff can assist employees to identify the type of conflict occurring, discuss options for informal resolution, and refer employees to more formal options when they are ready.
Employee and Labor Relations
Employee and Labor Relations, within University Human Resources, assists employees with concerns related to inappropriate workplace conduct and unprofessional behavior. Employee and Labor Relations staff encourage employees and supervisors to share concerns and will offer support with a variety of coaching tools and, when appropriate, corrective action. Employee and Labor Relations also assists with interpretation of the applicable collective bargaining agreement, as appropriate.
Office of Equal Opportunity and Access
The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access assists employees with concerns of discrimination or discriminatory harassment, sexual misconduct and retaliation. Following an initial meeting, EOA staff can help employees address these types of behavior through formal or voluntary informal resolution processes when appropriate.
Office of Institutional Diversity
The Office of Institutional Diversity coordinates the university's Bias Response Team, which is responsible for the university’s Reported Bias Incident Response Protocol. This protocol provides an educational process to provide care and to comprehensively, collaboratively and consistently address bias incidents that affect Oregon State University students, faculty and staff.