Staff Ombuds Office

Greetings NC State Staff!

I’m Roy Baroff (Certified Organizational Ombuds Practitioner / CO-OP®), your NC State Staff Ombuds! I have 30+ years in the conflict resolution field as a mediator and attorney and now over two years as staff ombuds. I’ve talked with staff members across the university and I’m delighted to bring this experience to the Staff Ombuds Office where I serve all SHRA and EHRA non-faculty members. For detailed information – Meet the Ombuds.

According to the International Ombuds Association, in today’s workplace of accelerated change, the organizatinoal ombuds can be your trusted navigator.

  • The ombuds empowers people and the university to reach their full potential. 
  • The ombuds engages with people and the university to help inform critical decisions.  
  • The ombuds helps people build and strengthen relationships across the university.
  • The ombuds surveys the university terrain, monitors trends and promotes fair process.

The staff ombuds office is independent, impartial, informal and confidential and here’s a description of the ombuds role provided to every visitor to the office. The office operates pursuant to the Ethics and Standards of the International Ombuds Association (IOA) – the IOA Code of Ethics and IOA Standards of Practice.

Learn more about the ombuds office Principles & Practices or seek answers to common questions – FAQ.

Here’s Roy at the Staff Senate on 2/1/17 (far left facing you in the green sweater)!

If you are not sure where to go for help – GO OMBUDS !

The NC State Staff Ombuds Office is located just off campus at 112 Cox Ave., Ste. 212, just a short walk from campus and with parking available. Meetings are by appointment only and it is preferred that you call Roy Baroff at 919-935-0922 to set up an appointment.  Roy understands you may not be able to meet during your work day and he is available with flexible hours and scheduling. Contact the ombuds to set up an appointment and confidentially discuss your situation.

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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.