April 25, 2010

Hood College Implements Discrimination Policy That Requires Ombuds to Report

The private liberal arts college in Frederick, Maryland has instituted a new policy for the prevention and resolution of discrimination and harassment. Policy 55 designates the College Ombuds as one of several resources for complainants and outlines the type of advice the Ombuds must dispense.  However, Hood's policy also requires the Ombuds to "inform the Executive Director of Human Resources or her designee of the complaint." (Hood College HR.)

Jan Samet O'Leary, director of the library, will finish a five-year appointment as Hood's second Ombuds this summer. Her replacement has not been selected.

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