At times it can be really hard to navigate interpersonal challenges at work.  If you encounter interpersonal challenges that can’t be remedied by working with your division chief or chair, there are resources to help you here at UCSF.  Additionally, There are many resources to help you, which include: 

If the resources above are insufficient and/or you talk to get our advice about informal resolution strategies from the Dean’s Office, we are here to help you—just reach out to Oriol Zales  to schedule a meeting.    


UCSF Chancellor’s Annual Policy Notification (2023 available)

VPAA Office: Misconduct, Grievances, and Performance Management

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program [offsite link] 


Our office is responsible for: 

  • Advising faculty, staff and departmental leadership regarding management of performance concerns, interpersonal challenges and providing advice about how to use informal resolution to resolve conflicts  
  • Conducting preliminary investigations of allegations of faculty misconduct under the Faculty Code of Conduct