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:
- The VPAA’s Office: Provides lots of information about misconduct, grievances, and performance management, including on how to file a formal complaint.
- The Office of Ombuds: Provides confidential advice to help you informally address your concerns.
- The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program: If you are having trouble with director reports for your team, FSAP provides organizational consulting services for leaders to gain skills to navigate these challenging situations.
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)
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