The Employee Ombuds Office is a confidential
, and independent
resource for any employee at NEIU with a workplace concern, issue or conflict. The Ombuds will listen to your concerns, provide you with information about University policies and help you develop options for dealing with your situation. In addition, the Ombuds can assist you in preparing for a difficult conversation and sometimes informally mediate between you and another employee. The Ombuds, however, does not take sides in a conflict, advocate on your behalf, investigate, or decide who is right or wrong. The Ombuds Office does offer a safe place to talk and explore strategies for moving forward.
You can contact the Ombuds up to the point you file a complaint outside the University or are represented by an attorney. The earlier you get in touch, however, the more options you may
Off the Record
Communication to the Ombuds Office or the Ombuds does not constitute notice to the University of any legal or administrative claim a visitor may have, since the purpose of the Ombuds Office is to provide a confidential and informal forum where different options may be considered.
have. Meetings with the Ombuds are by appointment only and can take place in the Ombuds Office, at any of our campuses, off campus at a nearby location, or by telephone. You can schedule an appointment via email or voice mail but please do not include any confidential information as privacy cannot be ensured.
Bradley R. Ginn, J.D
5500 North St. Louis Ave.
Library Room 216
Chicago, IL. 60625