On October 12, 2009, the Board of Trustees for the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research approved the establishment of an Ombuds Office for employees and visitors. Just days later, a fully realized Ombuds program was unveiled. The UCAR Ombuds Office will operate pursuant to a charter that specifies compliance with the IOA Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. Wendy Schreiber-Abshire and Richard Valent were appointed to serve as UCAR’s first Ombuds. Abshire has worked at UCAR for over 25 years, including stints in radar meteorology research and field projects. Valent has worked for nearly 40 years in math software support with the UCAR-affiliated National Center for Atmospheric Research. (UCAR Ombuds Office.)
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