The Georgia Institute of Technology cares about the fair and equitable treatment of our faculty, staff and students. To this end, the Institute has an Ombuds Office.
The Ombuds is an impartial entity who strives to see that faculty, staff and students at the university are treated fairly and equitably. Georgia Tech staff, faculty, and graduate students can seek the advice of the Ombuds. The Ombuds follows the guiding principles of confidentiality, neutrality, informality and independence. The rights and interests of all parties to disputes are considered, with the goal of achieving fair outcomes.
Ombuds Primary Responsibilities
- To work with individuals to explore and assist them in determining options to help resolve conflicts and problematic issues or concerns.
- To bring concerns about the organization to the attention of leadership for resolution.
What to expect from the Staff Ombuds?
The Georgia Tech Staff Ombuds Office provides consultations for all GT staff members seeking workplace problem solving resources. All consultations are currently being provided by phone. The Ombuds will determine if a follow-up contact is necessary, and advise the employee about available resources and options to resolve the specified conflict or issue.
It is appropriate to consult with the Ombuds after all other efforts have been exhausted.