Staff Ombuds

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Spring 2022 Operations (2/14/22):

The Office of the University Ombuds for Staff will operate under a hybrid model for the spring semester. We will offer in-person and virtual consultations for our visitors. Our office space is limited for social distancing, we want to offer our visitors options for how they access our services. Please see the "Contact Us" page for instructions to schedule a consultation.

For more information regarding the university’s response to COVID-19 and general updates, please visit:  


Why come to the Staff Ombuds?

Our office was founded by the Office of the President to provide you with a free and confidential resource for dealing with work related issues. We operate off-the-record and have assisted more than 600 new and long-term UT employees, including supervisors and postdocs. 


Common Issues We See

  • Conflict with a co-worker
  • Interpersonal difficulties
  • Harassment or discrimination
  • Untangling complicated situations
  • Questions about policy
  • Workplace disputes
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Disciplinary actions
  • Appropriate ways to frame and discuss issues
  • Unprofessional conduct
  • Threats or retaliation

Office of the Staff Ombuds


Student Services Building, Room G1.404


The University of Texas at Austin
100 West Dean Keeton Street, Stop A6000
Austin, Texas 78712