Tom A. Kosakowski's Blog – October 2010 Archive (4)

National ADR Expert Will Head University of Louisville's New Ombuds Office

Kentucky's flagship public university has appointed Tony Belak, a prominent mediation and dispute resolution expert, to head its Office of the Ombuds. Belak will take over from Dennis Hall, who has served as UofL's interim Ombudsperson since the office was established in 2009 in response to an embezzlement scandal involving a former dean and allegations of a broken grievance process.



As the Organizational Ombuds for UofL, Belak will provide…
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Added by Tom A. Kosakowski on October 27, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Education Law Expert Explains Why Schools Should Have Ombuds Programs

Education Law Expert Explains Why Schools Should Have Ombuds



In an article for the American School Board Journal, Edwin C. Darden says that, "one important way school districts can help residents feel heard is to appoint an official ombudsman." He notes that most school Ombuds work in large, urban…
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Added by Tom A. Kosakowski on October 25, 2010 at 5:55pm — No Comments

Ombuds Job Postings for October 2010

The following entities are hiring Organizational Ombuds:

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Added by Tom A. Kosakowski on October 25, 2010 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Update: BP to Close Its Ombuds Office

Various news agencies are reporting that BP will shutter its Office of the Ombudsman effective June 2011. The decision comes less than two weeks after the petrochemical giant announced it was setting up a new, beefed-up internal safety function and months after the company denied targeting the Ombuds for closure.



A BP spokesperson defended the decision and said, "It has always been our intent to internalize the employee concerns process…
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Added by Tom A. Kosakowski on October 12, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

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