Ombuds: ŏm'bŭdz' noun
A designated neutral person who helps address workplace issues by providing a confidential place to voice concerns and identify options.
The MD Anderson Ombuds Office serves all employees, including faculty, classified and administrative staff, trainees, postdocs, and students. The Office assists with any workplace issues, including alleged unfairness, harassment, professional or personal disrespect, research issues, and authorship disagreements. Whatever the issue, Ombudspersons help to resolve workplace problems by serving as impartial coaches, guides, negotiators, and mediators.
Make An Appointment With An Ombudsperson
713-792-4896 or 866-610-7841
Pickens Academic Tower (FCT10.5081)
1400 Pressler Drive
Houston, TX 77030
MD Anderson Resources
- The Whole Message Model (pdf) - A communication tool to prepare for meetings
- Materials Available at our Research Medical Library (pdf) - A reading materials list
- Learning Conversations: Tips for Listening (pdf) and Tips for Speaking (pdf)
- Performance Review Tips - 5 steps to survive your performance review (pdf)
- Learn about mediation, how it works and how to prepare (pdf)
Civility and Respect Spectrum
- The Civility and Respect Spectrum (pdf) was developed over the course of several years, as a result of working with people who have experienced racial and ethnic harassment or have sought assistance for incivility and harassment.