Ombuds Office

Ombuds Office

The UNCSA Ombuds Office provides a safe space where faculty, staff, and administrators can talk in confidence about conflicts or challenges they are facing in the workplace. The Ombuds Office supplements the university's formal channels and processes. Have questions? Your answer may be in the frequently asked questions.

How to contact the Ombuds Office

Campus email address:

The following contact methods are private and confidential:

What is the Ombuds Office?

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When you find yourself in complex workplace situations, the UNCSA ombuds may be able to help you find your bearings and your voice.

  • The ombuds provides a confidential and neutral space for people to discuss workplace challenges and imagine healthy responses.
  • The ombuds helps visitors explore options and empowers them to choose a healthy strategic path that resonates with their values and goals.
  • The ombuds connects with faculty, staff, and administrators to help build and strengthen relationships across the university.
  • The ombuds advocates for fair and equitable processes.

Helping your voice matter

Jill Crainshaw

Jill Crainshaw

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Start with a conversation

Staff and faculty can have confidential meetings and conversations with Jill Crainshaw, the UNCSA Ombuds. 

Contact or arrange a meeting

Presentations for groups

The UNCSA ombuds is available to visit your office area, unit or department to describe our services or offer support around topics such as conflict resolution. Let me know possible dates, time length, in-person or virtual.

Request a Presentation for department or Group