August 13, 2009

Washington & Lee Unveils Ombuds Office

The private liberal arts college in Lexington, Virginia has opened an Ombuds Office, primarily for workplace concerns. The Ombuds program was recommended in 2007 by an ad hoc task force that reviewed WLU policies and procedures for grievances. Jane Ellen Reid, who is the current director of the University Accord program at Eastern Mennonite University, has been appointed to the part-time position. A website for the WLU Ombuds Office debuted this week and promised that the Ombuds will act in accordance with the IOA Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. (WLU Institutional Priorities 2007-08, WLU Office Staff Employee Advisory Cmte Minutes 3/18/09, Ombuds Office; EMU University Accord.)

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