Staff Ombuds Office

(Pilot program for 2017)

Beginning January 1, 2017, NC State University will expand its employee ombuds services (currently serving faculty) on a pilot basis to all SHRA and EHRA non-faculty staff of the University. Staff Ombuds services will be provided by Roy Baroff who will also continue serving as the NC State Faculty Ombuds.

Staff Ombuds services will be confidential, informal, independent, and impartial and will follow the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the International Ombudsman Association.

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




The NC State Staff Ombuds Office will be 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. Give him a call to confidentially discuss your situation.

You can also reach the Staff Ombuds (Roy Baroff) through NC State email at or outside the University at

(NOTE: if you send to or from an NC State email address, then it is a public record.)

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