Mission Statement

Empowering your success by independently enabling informal, confidential and neutral resolution of workplace conflicts and concerns.

The Ombuds Office directly supports and serves faculty, staff and administrators across all campus locations.  We are dedicated to advancing the University's mission and promoting the continued and unbounded success of all USF employees.

Our professional services include identifying strategies and options to resolve and prevent workplace conflict, informal mediation, explanation of Regulations and Policies and a variety of initiatives to co-create the USF workplace of tomorrow.

Get in touch with us at any point when we can help by serving as:

  • Facilitator
  • Resolution Generator
    conflict resolution
  • Safe Confidant
  • Feedback Provider
  • Informal Mediator
  • Fairness Booster
  • Communication Aid
  • Regulation & Policy Resource
  • Active Listener
  • Career Coach
  • Referral Office
  • Process Improver

Together we will actively identify options, develop strategies, review Regulations and Policies and explore possible means for resolution. We will listen to your concerns, help evaluate your situation, and assist you in identifying ways to resolve conflicts of consequence.

When you want to visit the USF Ombuds Office, we will arrange a confidential and convenient meeting. Public university emails are generally public records, so please call (813) 974-7777 for an initial discussion or to make an appointment for a face-to-face meeting.

Please remember if you do not want your information including e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic messages to us.