The Faculty Ombuds Office was established to provide faculty with a prompt and professional way to resolve conflicts, disputes, or complaints beyond turning to their supervisors. The primary roles are to assist faculty with any work-related difficulty, including interpersonal conflict or misunderstandings, as well as academic or administrative concerns. The office maintains strict confidentiality and provides a safe place for faculty to have off-the-record conversations on issues related to work. To afford visitors the greatest freedom in using its services, the office actively promotes and supports a fair, respectful, and safe workplace by providing university employees with a confidential, informal, neutral and impartial means of preventing or resolving workplace concerns, problems, or disputes. The purpose of the Ombuds Office is to insure that every voice at Texas A & M University- Commerce can be heard, without fear of loss of privacy, retribution, retaliation, and that problems can receive impartial attention. The Ombuds helps individuals identify options for fair and equitable outcomes, and fosters civility and mutual respect. The Office supplements, but does not replace, any existing grievance mechanisms or modes of redress. We believe we can be most effective if we meet with you, but if you prefer, we will work with you over the telephone. We generally do not work through e-mail and discourage you from e-mailing any confidential information.