Voloshin To Lead NIH Ombuds Office
Victor Voloshin will serve as the third permanent director of NIH’s Center for Cooperative Resolution/Office of the Ombudsman (CCR), after a nationwide search. He will start later this fall.
An expert in workplace conflict management, Voloshin has served since 2009 as chief mediation officer at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), helping federal agencies design and improve internal workplace programs using alternative dispute resolution (ADR). He also has directed RESOLVE, EEOC’s internal ADR program that addresses workplace problems through mediation, informal dispute resolution, group facilitations and conflict-resolution training.
Voloshin’s selection was announced on Oct. 8, which is recognized as “Ombuds Day,” an annual global celebration of the history and value of the ombuds role.
CCR functions as a confidential, informal, independent and impartial resource that facilitates collaborative processes and the creative resolution of conflict for the entire NIH community. The ombuds team addresses work-related concerns through a range of strategies and services for individuals and groups.