University of Wisconsin–Madison

Ombuds Services

For Our Faculty and Staff

The campus Office of the Ombuds for Faculty and Staff will now serve employees at SMPH. This transition follows the retirement of our long-time ombuds in January and the opportunity to consolidate services through the Office of the Provost. Five emeriti faculty and staff with part time appointments share the duties of the campus office – Dale Burke, Jo Ann Carr, Sandra Guthrie, Tom Schaub and Rosa Garner.

An ombuds will listen to your concerns, clarify procedures, explore options and, if requested and appropriate, serve as an intermediary in attempting to resolve disputes. Ombuds work independently from University administrative units and discussions with ombuds are confidential. The Ombuds Office is not authorized to accept notice of claims against the University.

For employment questions and employee issues, please contact HR representatives in your respective departments or the HR professionals in the SMPH Dean’s Office.

For Our Students

Lynn Maki has been appointed as Medical Student Ombudsperson. Ms. Maki will serve students in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. She will consult with faculty and staff in addressing student issues and concerns. She has worked for the university for 15 years in a variety of administrative positions, most recently as the Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs for the School of Veterinary Medicine.

Contact Ombuds

To initiate a consultation, call (608) 265-9992 and leave a message. Time and place to meet are flexible. The main offices are in 223-225 Lowell Hall; 2262 HSLC may also be available. More information can be found on the Campus Ombuds website.