Employee Resources

Office of Equity/Diversity Services
Mitchell Hall, Room 359
3203 N. Downer Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Phone: (414) 229-5923

The Office of Equity/Diversity Services (EDS) receives complaints of sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination from faculty, staff and students. EDS will conduct prompt, thorough and impartial investigations of formal complaints. If informal resolution is an appropriate and mutually agreeable alternative, EDS will work individuals and departments to facilitate a resolution.

Office of Conflict Resolution & Ombuds Council
Northwest Quadrant B 4410
2025 E. Newport Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Phone: (414) 229-1122

An ombuds is an independent, informal, neutral and confidential resource who provides assistance to members of the University community in exploring options to resolve problems, complaints and conflicts at a preliminary and informal level. This assistance functions as an early opportunity to explore options outside of formal administrative channels, supplementing them, but not replacing them.

The Ombuds Office serves as a resource for those who seek informal guidance on policies, procedures and regulations affecting faculty and staff. Ombuds can refer individuals to persons able to resolve problems, interpret policies, or handle issues at the lowest possible level.

Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) was established at UWM because family, marital, alcohol, drug, financial, stress, emotional, and other personal problems can affect the quality of an employee’s life at home and performance on the job. Employees and their families are encouraged to take full advantage of the services that this program has to offer if personal problems arise.

Help is immediately available by calling FEI directly at (866) 274-4723, or online at www.feieap.com. The username for accessing the FEI website is SOWI.