Last year, the Georgia Institute of Technology consolidated its faculty, staff and graduate student Ombuds programs. The faculty/staff newsletter recently profiled John Schultz, who serves classified university staff. Schultz started as an employee relations coordinator at GT in June of 1998 and moved into the Ombuds Office in January 2006. He came into the position with five years of experience as an ombudsman at Rockwell International’s Tactical Systems Division. Schultz said that the GT Ombuds Office handled about 165 cases from June 2008 through August 2009, mostly staff-related. In addition to his work as an Ombuds, Schultz is a court-appointed mediator and serves as a member of the University System of Georgia chancellor’s advisory group for all alternative dispute resolution issues. (The Whistle.)
Related posts: Georgia Tech Consolidates Ombuds Offices; New Website for Consolidated Ombuds at Georgia Tech.