The department has chosen to have an Ombudsman. An Ombudsman may not be part of the management team. Integrity is an important parameter when choosing the ombudsman, and also only a person who is highly respected among faculty and staff can act as Ombudsman. A department member may contact the Ombudsman if the department member has a reason to suspect that the management of the department is not done in a proper manner. To fulfill the role of Ombudsman he/she may always participate in the meetings of the management team and other relevant fora. He/she can obtain access to the information which is given to the head of department.