printable banner

U.S. Department of State - Great Seal

U.S. Department of State

Diplomacy in Action


Office of the Ombudsman

The Office of the Ombudsman provides a variety of resources for Department of State employees. An overview of these services can be found on this page. Employees can access more information through the Department intranet.

When Do You Need an Ombudsman?

  • Want to address a concern early, before it escalates or worsens.
  • Are unclear about the Department’s policies and procedures and how they apply to you.
  • Are uncertain where to take a work problem.
  • Want an independent facilitator to assist you in working through a problem.
  • Want help in addressing an issue in a non-adversarial manner.
  • Feel you have been treated unfairly.


Do you already have an account on one of these sites? Click the logo to sign in and create your own customized State Department page. Want to learn more? Check out our FAQ!

OpenID is a service that allows you to sign in to many different websites using a single identity. Find out more about OpenID and how to get an OpenID-enabled account.