At Texas Tech, the first action item at the first Faculty Senate meeting was discussion of a faculty ombudsman. (The university currently has ombuds only for students and staff members.) After hearing from Nathanael Haddox, ombuds for staff members, the senate passed a motion to hire a full-time faculty ombuds. In light of the president's later concern that a full-time position might be difficult to fill, the senate has now agreed to make the position part-time or full-time. Final approval of a revised job description for the senate ombuds is expected next month. (Daily Toreador.)
I don't really understand why it would be easier to recruit for a part-time position.