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Ombuds Office

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

By Phone: 
713-792-4896 or 866-610-7841


Ombuds Office
Pickens Academic Tower (FCT10.5081)
1400 Pressler Drive
Houston, TX 77030

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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.

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