Tom A. Kosakowski's Blog – January 2011 Archive (3)

Realtors are Creating Ombuds Programs to Offer Stakeholders an Alternative Dispute Resolution Option

Local Realtor boards across the US are turning to Ombuds programs in growing numbers to address concerns from consumers and Realtors. The first program was started by the California Association of Realtors and was well received. Subsequently, the National Association of Realtors adopted a policy that serves as the model for local Realtor organizations.  (Although the NAR policy has been widely copied, it is not available online.)



The standards for Realtor Ombuds are distinct from… Continue

Added by Tom A. Kosakowski on January 24, 2011 at 12:56pm — 1 Comment

Updated Book Highlights Organizational Role of Ombuds

James T. Ziegenfuss, Jr., and Patricia O’Rourke have published a revised edition of their book, The Ombudsman Handbook: Designing and Managing an Effective Problem-Solving Program. The publisher's blurb says that the book, "presents the ombudsman in concept and in practice, offering full design and operational details from start-up to key activities and roles, as well as the benefits for the top executives, the employees and the…
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Added by Tom A. Kosakowski on January 12, 2011 at 2:40pm — No Comments

California Pharmacists Association Creates Statewide ADR Program for Pharmacist Employees

CPhA has announced the creation of Ombuds program for employee pharmacists throughout the state. The CPhA Ombuds Employee Pharmacist Resource Program will provide serve as a resource for workplace issues such as lack of breaks, prescription quotas, or pressures to avoid counseling. CPhA CEO Jon Roth explained, “CPhA has struggled for years to create value for these pharmacists. This program will help them be better practitioners and…
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Added by Tom A. Kosakowski on January 12, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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