The challenge of recasting the disputes resolution identity with Ombuds
committees and Conciliation can be met only through the enhancement of capabilities and competencies rather than by succumbing to the clamor for the expansion of the statutory powers and authority of the conciliator.
The first time that the Ombuds
Office sued in support of emergency contraception, I was the Ombuds
Roy said: "I have been to the police and trading standards and reported the fraud to the Ombuds
Acting as an informal channel through which employees can report problems, an ombuds
program offers the neutrality, independence, informality and unqualified confidentiality needed in order to provide a safe place for employees to raise issues early and without fear of retaliation.
In the suit filed with the Utsunomiya District Court, the plaintiffs from Ombuds
Tochigi claim that the governor mismanaged the prefectural government's budget.
Hayes, Note, Prepostal Prevention of Workplace Violence: Establishing an Ombuds
Program as One Possible Solution, 14 OHIO ST.
I have been trying to visualize the continuum of relationships where possibly, in the traditional ombuds
manner, you are a neutral and have a whole series of duties.
3) "alternative means of dispute resolution" means any procedure that is used to resolve issues in controversy, including, but not limited to, conciliation, facilitation, mediation, factfinding, minitrials, arbitration, and use of ombuds
, or any combination thereof;
There must be organizational mechanisms available--inspectors general, ombuds
, ethics officers, and the like--that symbolize the importance of the issue and
This is because the ombuds
function performed by MLAs is generally viewed as being less onerous than that performed by MPs and, in many provinces, being an MLA is a part-time rather than a full-time vocation.
The association holds an annual conference, sponsors research to study the function and effectiveness of ombuds
programs, and sets standards for the profession.
Gadlin is past President of the University and College Ombuds
Association and of The Ombudsman Association (TOA).