om·​buds·​per·​son | \ ˈäm-ˌbu̇dz-ˌpər-sᵊn How to pronounce ombudsperson (audio) , ˈȯm-, -bədz-; äm-ˈbu̇dz-, ȯm-\

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Recent Examples on the Web The Silence Breakers have called on Durkan to hire an independent ombudsperson to handle discrimination and harassment complaints, while Councilmember Lisa Herbold says the Office for Civil Rights, which oversees RSJI, lacks teeth. Daniel Beekman, The Seattle Times, "Seattle city workers tell of unfair treatment and mistrust, as government tracks diversity shortfalls," 13 Aug. 2018 For example, early in the show there is the election of an ombudsperson — an audience member selected by the group to assist with vote counts. Elizabeth Marie Himchak, Pomerado News, "REVIEW: Immerse yourself — literally — in San Diego REP's 'Beachtown'," 4 Apr. 2018 Yes, and some organizations establish ombudspersons within the organization. The New York Times Magazine, New York Times, "The Conversation: Seven Women Discuss Work, Fairness, Sex and Ambition," 12 Dec. 2017 As currently described, that official would just be an ombudsperson, without independent enforcement power, but there is potential there too. Chris Sagers, Slate Magazine, "The one economic proposal in the Democratic “Better Deal” platform that could actually change the world.," 27 July 2017 However, only a full analysis of these consumer complaints and ombudsperson documents will allow the public to fully answer questions posed in the NPRM. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Stop hiding 47,000 net neutrality complaints, advocates tell FCC chair," 22 Aug. 2017 The publisher of the New York Times announced in a staff memo Wednesday that the position of public editor — an ombudsperson of sorts, meant to be an advocate for the paper’s readers — is being eliminated. Danielle Tcholakian, Longreads, "For the New York Times, a Bittersweet Ending for its Public Editor Role," 31 May 2017 U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric announced the appointment of Catherine Marchi-Uhel who has been serving as the ombudsperson for the Security Council committee monitoring sanctions against the Islamic State extremist group and al-Qaida. Edith M. Lederer, The Seattle Times, "Former French judge to head UN body to probe Syria crimes," 3 July 2017

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1974, in the meaning defined above

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