If There are Problems
If you believe you have been discriminated against (see Non-Discrimination Policies), the first step is to talk to your supervisor. If you do not feel comfortable talking to your supervisor or your supervisor is involved in the incident, you are encouraged to talk to the Business Office, which handles Human Resources, or the Director's office. If your complaint is unsuccessful, or you have reservations about contacting any of these people, you can contact the Office of Institutional Equity or the Ombuds Office.
There are a broad range of other issues that can negatively affect the well-being of employees and students. The department and the University of Arizona have a wide variety of resources to help if problems arise. This is not an exhaustive list, but we hope it can point you at a variety of people, departments, and programs on campus to assist you.
Department Life Committee
The DLC has faculty, staff and student members who are happy to talk to if you have concerns about the department climate, suggestions for improvements within the department or if you are experiencing problems within the department and are not sure who would be the right person to address.
Disability Resource Center
Available to both students and employees for employment accommodations.
The Ombuds Program advances consciousness in communication, collaboration, and organizational climate through preventive support, proactive solutions, and positive response to conflict and other challenges. The Ombuds office can assist you with effectively addressing challenges in your professional and academic pursuits, or in your interactions with the University.
Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
Graduate students can use the resources CAPS provides, including counseling and psychiatric care, to support their mental health during their time at LPL.
The U of A's Human Resources department has extensive programs available to assist employees with everything from elder care to leave programs to health/wellness.