The university encourages employees to act to resolve disagreements or misunderstandings that arise in the course of employment. If it is not possible to resolve concerns through informal discussion among the individuals involved, the employee may pursue resolution through the appropriate process. 

Ombuds Program

The Ombuds Program offers informal assistance in a neutral, confidential environment to resolve disputes.


Discrimination Complaints


Classified Staff Grievance Process



The University of Colorado is committed to conducting its affairs ethically and in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations as well as university policies, and to preventing, detecting, and correcting violations of applicable laws, regulations, and policies. Each member of the faculty and staff is expected to share in this responsibility. If you have questions or concerns regarding this commitment or you would like to confidentially report:

  • allegations of fiscal misconduct by university employees,
  • violations of federal or state law,
  • serious or recurring violations of university policy in the performance of university duties,
  • gross waste of university funds and property, and
  • serious or recurring abuse of university authority (improper conduct).

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