Administrative Staff Council
The ombudsperson role has a long and honorable historical tradition as a means of protecting individuals against abuse, bias and other improper treatment or unfairness. Serving as a designated neutral person, the administrative staff ombudspersons are neither an advocate for any individual or for the organization. Rather, they work as an advocate for fairness. The Administrative Staff Ombuds’ role was affirmed by the BGSU Board of Trustees on May 2, 2008.
Administrative staff ombudpersons serve as sources of information related to the workplace. They aid in answering individual questions about employment policy and procedures and assist in the resolution of workplace concerns, including the resolution of critical employment situations. Ombudpersons make referrals to other BGSU offices as appropriate. They supplement, not replace, the University’s other existing resources for conflict resolution.
Staff are highly encouraged to seek the services of these individual as soon as possible when any workplace conflict arises.
The current administrative staff ombudpersons have been appointed by ASC to serve administrative staff in this manner and serve a continuous term. All are known for their integrity, interpersonal skills, knowledge of the ASC Handbook and BGSU employment policies.