DPS Office of the Ombuds


    The Office of the Ombuds fosters partnerships, builds relationships, and provides free services to DPS employees. We want all employees to thrive and work together in conditions where everyone may contribute their talents and feel like they belong.


    The mission of the Office of Ombuds is to ensure that all members of the Denver Public Schools employee community receive fair and equitable treatment in matters of concern or complaint. We are a resource for employees seeking information and insight from a trusted navigator. Our office is confidental, independent, impartial, informal and voluntary.

    The Office of the Ombuds will:

    • Listen to employees - also known as "visitors."
    • Generate options for navigating the specific situation.
    • Provide support with organizational disputes, conflicts, and barriers that stand in the way of the employees and the district reaching their full potential. 
    • Help visitors identify, examine and reflect on their experiences relative to district policies and procedures.
    • Provide alternatives to traditional channels for dispute resolution through supplemental tools, resources and by fostering collaboration.
    • Serve as a catalyst for constructive organizational change by identifying and reporting emerging trends and issues and providing upward feedback to district leadership.
  • If you would like to get in touch with the Ombuds Office, please make an appointment by calling 720-423-4776 or email ombuds@dpsk12.org. You also have the option to complete this intake form.



    Office of the Ombuds
    1860 Lincoln St., Suite 604
    Denver, CO 80203


    Office of the Ombuds
    Site Manager


    Ombuds Office Hours

    Monday - Friday

    8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Before and/or after hours appointments are available.

    To make an appointment with the ombudsperson, call 720-423-4776, email ombuds@dpsk12.org or complete the optional intake form.

    Please call in advance to make sure we are available before visiting our office.