The government agency that studies the country's biology, geography, geology, and hydrology has appointed J. Fernando Caetano as its first Organizational Ombuds. Caetano serves 9,000 USGS employees and is part of the agency's Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution Office. He is part of the team that provides ADR services to the Department of the Interior, of which USGS is part.
(Other DOI Ombuds include Brian Bloch, Sigal Shoham, and Mary Chavez Rudolph.)
Previously, Caetano was the Ombuds for George Mason University from 2015 until earlier this year. He earned his Law Degree from Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Campinas, in Brazil, and practiced law in Brazil before he moved to the United States, where he received an LLM from Wayne State University Law School. (USGS CADR Office.)
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