When to visit

When is it appropriate to see the Ombudsperson?

  • When you need someone to listen.
  • When an awkward situation at work is bothering you.
  • When you are unsure of Yale policy or you believe a policy procedure or regulation has been applied unfairly.
  • When you wish to work through an intermediary, the Ombudsperson can serve that role.
  • When you think you have been treated unfairly, harassed or discriminated against.
  • When you think someone has engaged in misconduct or believe there has been an ethical violation.
  • When you need help in clarifying or resolving a conflict.
  • When you need help utilizing mediation or “shuttle diplomacy.”