New Staff Ombuds Officer appointed
Creating a safe environment has been on the Executive Board’s agenda for some time now. Annetje Ottow previously announced that one of the measures that the Board is taking is to appoint a Staff Ombuds Officer. Marjan van Dasselaar took up this role this month. She will offer independent advice to the University on how to make the working environment safer. Her advice will be based on research into themes and recurring patterns that often form a background to problems encountered by staff, such as unacceptable behaviour, discrimination, conflicts and integrity issues. The Ombuds Officer is therefore a crucial aspect of creating a safe environment in our organisation.
You’ll be able to find out more about Marjan and her plans for the new role in our upcoming interview with her.