Contact the Ombuds

Roy Baroff, the current Faculty & Staff ombuds, is retiring from the Ombuds Office at the end of this academic year. After 40 years in the conflict resolution field as a mediator, attorney, educator and ombuds he is going to take a well deserved break! As a result, ombuds services for new cases will be temporarily unavailable starting May 13, 2022 in order to finish up current cases and services. NC State supports continued faculty and staff ombuds services and will provide an update as to next steps when plans are finalized. Contact the ombuds at  / 919-515-7685.

The ombuds is on vacation and not available 5/16 – 5/20.


  • NC State Faculty & Staff Ombuds Office (direct) – 919-515-7685


You can also use email; however, all email sent via the NC State system are public records and may be retained.  Do not use email for confidential communications.


Due to covid and lease considerations the off campus faculty and staff ombuds office (112 Cox Ave., Ste. 212/213) is no longer in use. The ombuds is meeting via phone, virtual, email, and text and will provide in-person as developments allow. On campus meeting locations that provide appropriate confidentiality and physical distancing are being identified for ombuds use and a potential on campus location is also under consideration. 

Contact the ombuds to determine what works best for you. 

Contacting the NC State Faculty & Staff Ombuds Office or the Faculty & Staff Ombuds is not notice to NC State of any issue, complaint, grievance or claim.