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om·buds·man

 (ŏm′bŭdz′mən, -bədz-, -bo͝odz′-)
n.
1. A man who investigates complaints and mediates fair settlements, especially between aggrieved parties such as consumers or students and an institution or organization.
2. A government official, especially in Scandinavian countries, who investigates citizens' complaints against the government or its functionaries.

[Swedish, from Old Norse umbodhsmadhr, deputy, plenipotentiary : umbodh, commission (um, about, around, all over; see ambhi in Indo-European roots + bodh, command; see bheudh- in Indo-European roots) + madhr, man; see man- in Indo-European roots.]

om′buds′man·ship′ n.
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ombudsman

(ˈɒmbʊdzmən)
n, pl -men
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a commissioner who acts as independent referee between individual citizens and their government or its administration
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Britain) an official, without power of sanction or mechanism of appeal, who investigates complaints of maladministration by members of the public against national or local government or its servants. Formal names: Commissioner for Local Administration, Health Service Commissioner or Parliamentary Commissioner See also Financial Ombudsman
[C20: from Swedish: commissioner]
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om•buds•man

(ˈɒm bədz mən, -ˌmæn, -bʊdz-, ˈɔm-, ɒmˈbʊdz-, ɔm-)

n., pl. -men (-mən, -ˌmɛn)
1. a public official, esp. in Scandinavian countries, who investigates complaints by private citizens against government agencies or officials.
2. a person who investigates and resolves complaints, as from employees or students.
[1910–15; < Swedish: legal representative]
om′buds•man•ship`, n.
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ombudsman

an individual charged with the duty of investigating and redressing the sources of complaints lodged by private citizens against businesses, institutions, and officials.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ombudsman - a government appointee who investigates complaints by private persons against the governmentombudsman - a government appointee who investigates complaints by private persons against the government
investigator - someone who investigates
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Translations
ombudsman
ombudsmand
ombudsmanállampolgári jogok országgyûlési biztosa
umboîsmaîur
ombudsmenasparlamento kontrolierius
ombudsman
ombudsman
dert dinleyicişikâyet memuru

ombudsman

[ˈɒmbʊdzmən] N (ombudsmen (pl)) → defensor m del pueblo
OMBUDSMAN
Se conoce con el nombre de ombudsman al funcionario encargado de investigar las quejas de los ciudadanos contra una institución determinada. En el Reino Unido, el ombudsman que se ocupa de los casos de administración fraudulenta en los ministerios del gobierno, el NHS y otros organismos institucionales es el Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration. Su jurisdicción se limita al área administrativa del gobierno, pero no afecta a su política o legislación. Otros ombudsmen se nombran para estudiar las quejas que provienen de los clientes de instituciones financieras, como por ejemplo el Banking ombudsman, el Building Societies ombudsman o el Insurance Ombudsman. En Estados Unidos, los ombudsmen llevan a cabo labores similares de investigación de instituciones, tanto en el sector público como en el privado.
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ombudsman

[ˈɒmbʊdzmən] nmédiateur m de la République, protecteur m du citoyen (Québec)
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ombudsman

n pl <-men> → Ombudsmann m
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ombudsman

[ˈɒmbʊdzmən] n (-men (pl)) → difensore m civico
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ombudsman

(ˈombudzmən) noun
an official appointed to look into complaints especially against a government.
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ombudsman

n ombudsman mf, empleado -da mf del hospital que maneja disputas entre pacientes y personal
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Three such mechanisms are discussed in this article: an ombuds resource, an incident reporting system and the APSA RESPECT Campaign.
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Cynthia Edmunds, assistant to the president and staff ombuds officer will serve as the new interim chief diversity officer.
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'Confirmation of this cooperation is the fact that Geneva DCAF (The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces) issued a decision last year for BiH to host and organize the International Conference of Ombuds Institutions for the Armed Forces in 2019.
By working as an ombuds, I have learned to be a better listener, to have a better understanding of interpersonal conflict, and to really feel the joy of investing in others to help create the best possible workplace."
Firstly, on 1 February 2016, JZCP sold its stake in the first five assets (Docout, Ombuds, One World Packaging, Toro Finance, and Xacom) for EUR 75.2m.
Beyond mere mediation or arbitration, employers now are utilizing strategically a wide array of tools--such as integrated conflict management systems, online collaboration tools, employee hotlines, peer review, ombuds (whether subscribing to the Ombuds Standards of Practice or not) and coaching--all towards the end of preventing workplace disputes that might otherwise lead to lengthy, and costly, litigation.
Coverage encompasses history and background, grievance resolution, federal common law, deferral and preemption, fair representation and the role of external law, evidence and procedure, individual employment arbitration, mediation, and other methods such as open door policies, ombuds, peer review, and multistep approaches.
Cases involving allegations of workplace bullying: threats to Ombuds neutrality and other challenges.
The first change proposed is to replace the Works Committee with an Organizational Ombudperson or Ombuds Committee which is representative, impartial, independent to deal with employee grievances and disputes internally, amicably and honorably.