The Office of Ombudsperson was established at UNO in the fall of 1970. The purpose of the office is to receive and investigate complaints. Anyone - students, faculty, administrators, or staff members-may request the service.
The Ombudsperson has no official authority to impose a solution too situation. Rother, it is his/ her responsibility to look into the conditions that have caused someone to lodge a complaint in on effort to resolve the difficulty. Ombudsperson powers are restricted to those of inquiry and recommendation.
The Office of Ombudsperson is not a short cut for normal administrative processes or student-faculty relations. Requests for the service of the Ombudsperson usually occur when the normal bureaucratic process has failed to function properly and, therefore causes undue hardship to one or more members of the UNO community.
Ombudspersons' Office, UNO, "UNO Website-Ombudspersons' Office" (2016). Business/Finance/Operations. 107.