What does ombudsman mean?

Definitions for ombudsman
ˈɒm bədz mən, -ˌmæn, -bʊdz-, ˈɔm-, ɒmˈbʊdz-, ɔm-; -mən, -ˌmɛnom·buds·man

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ombudsmannoun

    a government appointee who investigates complaints by private persons against the government

Wiktionary

  1. ombudsmannoun

    An appointed official whose duty is to investigate complaints, generally on behalf of individuals such as consumers or taxpayers, against institutions such as companies and government departments.

  2. ombudsmannoun

    A designated internal mediator in an organization whose duty is to assist members with conflict resolution and other problems and to serve as independent consultant to recommend changes to policies or procedures to improve organization effectiveness, efficiency, and humaneness.

  3. Etymology: From ombudsman, from umboðsmaðr.

Wikipedia

  1. Ombudsman

    An ombudsman (, also US: ,), ombud, ombuds, ombudswoman, ombudsperson or public advocate is an official who is usually appointed by the government or by parliament (usually with a significant degree of independence) to investigate complaints and attempt to resolve them, usually through recommendations (binding or not) or mediation. Ombudsmen sometimes also aim to identify systemic issues leading to poor service or breaches of people's rights. At the national level, most ombudsmen have a wide mandate to deal with the entire public sector, and sometimes also elements of the private sector (for example, contracted service providers). In some cases, there is a more restricted mandate, for example with particular sectors of society. More recent developments have included the creation of specialized children's ombudsmen. In some countries, an inspector general, citizen advocate or other official may have duties similar to those of a national ombudsman and may also be appointed by a legislature. Below the national level, an ombudsman may be appointed by a state, local, or municipal government. Unofficial ombudsmen may be appointed by, or even work for, a corporation such as a utility supplier, newspaper, NGO, or professional regulatory body. In some jurisdictions an ombudsman charged with handling concerns about national government is more formally referred to as the "parliamentary commissioner" (e.g. the United Kingdom Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration, and the Western Australian state Ombudsman). In many countries where the ombudsman's responsibility includes protecting human rights, the ombudsman is recognized as the national human rights institution. The post of ombudsman had by the end of the 20th century been instituted by most governments and by some intergovernmental organizations such as the European Union.

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  1. ombudsman

    An ombudsman is a government official who is appointed to investigate individuals' complaints against a company, public authority, or organization, especially in instances of administrative negligence, violation of rights, or other miscellaneous wrongdoings. An ombudsman is typically independent and impartial, aiming to promote fairness and resolve issues in a just manner. This role can also exist within private corporations and universities to handle internal complaints.

Wikidata

  1. Ombudsman

    An ombudsman is an official, usually appointed by the government or by parliament but with a significant degree of independence, who is charged with representing the interests of the public by investigating and addressing complaints of maladministration or violation of rights. In some countries an Inspector General, Citizen Advocate or other official may have duties similar to those of a national ombudsman, and may also be appointed by the legislature. Below the national level an ombudsman may be appointed by a state, local or municipal government, and unofficial ombudsmen may be appointed by, or even work for, a corporation such as a utility supplier or a newspaper, for an NGO, or for a professional regulatory body. Whether appointed by the legislature, the executive, or an organization, the typical duties of an ombudsman are to investigate complaints and attempt to resolve them, usually through recommendations or mediation. Ombudsmen sometimes also aim to identify systemic issues leading to poor service or breaches of people's rights. At the national level, most ombudsmen have a wide mandate to deal with the entire public sector, and sometimes also elements of the private sector. In some cases, there is a more restricted mandate, for example with particular sectors of society. More recent developments have included the creation of specialised Children's Ombudsman and Information Commissioner agencies.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ombudsman in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ombudsman in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of ombudsman in a Sentence

  1. Jorge Iván Ospina:

    Mr. President, the tax reform is dead. We don't want it to cause more deaths. Please, withdraw it, I am asking Ombudsman Carlos Camargo for this on behalf of the people of Cali, i want to invite the whole Cali public to specifically reflect on the importance and value of life.

  2. Joel Smith:

    When requested by the family, the ombudsman has the right to enter the care facility and investigate, while they can't arrest, they can go in and start waving shiny lights into dark places and hopefully uncover and solve problems.

  3. Jon Stewart:

    I think I get concerned with who gets to decide what … In the Iraq War, I was on the side of what you would think on the mainstream is misinformation. I was promoting what they would call misinformation, but it turned out to be right years later and the establishment media was wrong. And not only were they wrong, in some respects, you could make the case that they enabled a war that killed hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people and never paid a price for it and never had accountability. And just having an ombudsman print a retraction to me isn't accountability.

  4. The FCA:

    Consumers who are unhappy about PPI should continue to complain to the firms concerned and to the Financial Ombudsman Service if they are not satisfied with the response.

  5. Diana Arango:

    It needs to have a high profile that allows it to bring together institutions like the attorney general's office, the coroner's office, the investigator general, the ombudsman - so they make a joint effort.

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