The community college just outside Washington, D.C. has created an Ombuds office for employees and appointed Sarah Miller Espinosa to the half-time position. MC President DeRionne Pollard decided to create the program in response to recommendations from an employee advisory group, union and faculty representatives, and HR experts. The MC Ombuds will serve about 1,800 college employees and operate in accordance with the IOA Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
Most recenlty, Espinosa was the Vice President of HR at the college. Previously, she was Labor & Employee Relations Manager and Chief Negotiator for Montgomery County, and Assistant General Counsel/Mediator for the State of Connecticut Department of Labor. Espinosa graduated from Cornell University and earned her JD from the University of Connecticut School of Law. She also completed the Labor Arbitrator Development Program at Cornell. (MC Ombuds; LinkedIn.)