The United States Ombudsman Association was founded in 1977 to foster the establishment and professional development of public sector ombudsman offices throughout the United States and the World. The USOA is the oldest ombudsman organization in North America.

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The United States Ombudsman Association is pleased to announce that our 2015 Annual Conference will be held October 12-16, 2015 in Scottsdale, Arizona, at the Chaparral Suites Hotel.

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USOA Annual Conference

A great opportunity to increase your knowledge base and network with your colleagues in the ombudsman profession. If you have never attended, please seriously consider joining us year!Learn More

Ombudsman Reference Library

Access articles and materials relevant to ombudsmen, including model legislation for establishing ombudsman offices, and the ombudsman reference material in the Stanley V. Anderson Collection.Learn More

Member Services

Member directories, member e-mail lists for all USOA chapters and a Google Group for all USOA members. The Membership section is a members-only area for helpful resources.Learn More
Can’t think of any changes. Conference was outstanding. Wish I could have attended all the presentations, it was difficult to choose.
Conference Attendee - from the 2014 conference
The conference was excellent. I was pleased with my experiences.
Conference Attendee - from the 2014 conference
Very well done!
Conference Attendee - from 2014 conference
All of the workshops were very valuable and I didn’t want to miss anything.
Conference Attendee - from 2014 conference