The Ombuds Office at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus provides an alternative forum for prompt, impartial, and confidential discussion for individuals to review options for the informal resolution of differences. Contacting the Ombuds Office is a voluntary process and neither the office nor any other entity or person may compel a visitor to utilize its services. We assist people with disagreements and a variety of conflict-related issues, such as: working conditions, interpersonal interactions, grades, policies and procedures, sexual harassment, discrimination, and disciplinary actions. The Ombuds Office possesses no formal decision-making authority, but rather provides options and resources for visitors in attempting to resolve their conflicts.
What The Ombuds Office Can Do:
- Listen and discuss issues and concerns
- Coach visitor with options
- Explain University policies and procedures
- Offers both informal and formal options
- Informally mediate between parties
- Address trends and patterns to administrators
What the Ombuds Office Cannot Do:
The Ombuds Office is not authorized to accept notice of claims against the
University. Discussions with the Ombuds Office does not create a record, nor does it
begin a formal process. The Ombuds Office will keep conversations
confidential unless imminent harm or danger is present, or if compelled by a
court of law. Presently, there is no statutory privilege in Colorado for
Ombuds regarding confidentiality.