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When should I contact the Ombuds Office?

In our experience, the sooner you contact our office with your concern, the better. You may have tried to remedy the situation on your own or through other resources and the issue persists. While no concern or conflict is too little or too big for us to help you with, the sooner you reach out for assistance with your problem, the more options you'll have to resolve it effectively. You can talk with us in confidence about any concern related to UC Merced. We will listen to your issues and help you brainstorm possible options.

  • Bureaucratic runarounds and red tape
  • Ethical dilemmas
  • Performance feedback (academic or employment related)
  • Tenure and job security
  • Grade disputes
  • Disciplinary matters
  • Interpersonal difficulty
  • Unfair treatment
  • Bullying
  • Academic honesty
  • Workplace conflict with supervisors and/or employees