Help for Employees
The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE – formerly Office of Diversity and Equity) ensures the University’s commitment and responsibility to foster diverse and inclusive working and learning environments. Our work focuses on ensuring compliance with the University’s non-discrimination policies and also state and federal laws and regulations related to Title IX compliance, equal opportunity, and affirmative action. OIE’s major areas of focus include:
- Americans with Disabilities Act (Title I) Compliance
- Affirmative Action
- Education and Training
- Search Process Compliance
- Title IX Compliance
- Sexual Violence Awareness
Employee Assistance Program
A Confidential Counseling and Referral Service for University Employees.
Gary Alger, LADC, CEAP
Arjona – Room 136
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Phone: (860) 486-1307
Other Locations – Statewide – 24 Hours
Phone: (860) 679-2877
Toll-free in CT: (800) 852-4392
- Confidential worksite based service available to all University faculty, staff and eligible family members
- Program provides professional assessment, brief counseling and/or timely referrals to community resources for multiple issues and concerns
- Can help with concerns including:
- Job Stress, Relationship Problems, Anxiety / Worry / Depression;
- Parenting and Family Concerns, Alcohol and Substance Misuse;
- Eldercare / Caregiver Stress, Financial / Debt Counseling; and
- Communication Issues, Legal Questions
A Confidential and Neutral Resource for University Employees.
Jim Wohl, DVM, MPA
Certified Organizational Ombudsman Practitioner®
2-189 Homer Babbidge Library
369 Fairfield Way, U-1257
Storrs, CT 06268-1257
Phone: (860) 486-5143
Secure Fax: (860) 486-5875
firstname.lastname@example.org (Please be aware that email is not a secure or confidential method of communication.)
A face-to-face vist is often most effective and the Ombuds Office offers a confidential place in which to meet. The Ombuds is happy to schedule a meeting with you at a time that works best with your schedule. To protect people’s privacy, unscheduled or unannounced visits are discouraged. To arrange a meeting, please contact the office at (860) 486-5143.
- The UConn Ombudsman serves as a neutral resource who provides confidential and informal assistance to members of the campus community. The Ombuds Office was established to provide a confidential, neutral resource for staff, faculty, and graduate students to express concerns, identify options to address workplace conflicts, facilitate productive communication, and surface responsible concerns regarding university policies and practices.
Due to the confidential, neutral, informal and independent function of the Ombuds Office, communication with this office does not constitute notice to the University of Connecticut.