The mission of Ombuds Services is to promote a campus culture that resolves conflict constructively. Ombuds Services operates independent of ordinary line and staff structures. This is an independent office that provides confidential, informal, and impartial conflict management resources to help employees reduce the human and organizational costs of conflict. In addition to providing consultation and mediation process for staff, this office does outreach, inter-agency collaboration, presentations and trainings on topics related to informal, efficient, effective and constructive workplace conflict management. The Ombuds staff consists of three designated neutrals.