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Work Environment Liaison Division (WELD)

Work Environment Liaison Division (WELD)
Office of Support Services
221 N. Figueroa Street, Suite 550
North Tower
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-202-5488
FAX 213-202-5414

The Ombuds Office was created in 1997 to assist the Department's risk management and wellness efforts. As of August 2008, the Ombuds Office was deactivated and the Work Environment Liaison Division (WELD) was activated. The purpose of the Work Environment Liaison Division (WELD) is to prevent minor interpersonal conflicts from escalating into personnel complaints, grievances or lawsuits. The Work Environment Liaison Division (WELD) is a resource for Department personnel seeking to resolve a myriad of personnel issues and disputes in a confidential and neutral environment. This is achieved by providing confidential third party neutral assistance through mediation and conciliation of disputes.

The professional staff of the Work Environment Liaison Division (WELD) are trained as neutral third party facilitators and are committed to creating a positive work environment by providing feedback and assistance to employees while maintaining confidentiality for those who seek guidance in resolving conflicts in the workplace. The Work Environment Liaison Division (WELD) will assist all employees with issues including, but not limited to, general concerns of harassment and discrimination, personality conflicts, difficult working conditions, interpersonal conflicts, as well as military and wellness issues.

The Department Work Environment Liaison Division (WELD) exercises line command over the operations of the Work Environment Liaison Division (WELD) including the Assistant and Associate WELD Officers, the Workplace Assessment Team and the Military Liaison Officer. In addition, the Work Environment Liaison Division (WELD) advises the Director of the Office of Support Services and the Chief of Police of relevant trends and environmental issues negatively affecting the workplace. Commander William A. Fierro is currently the Work Environment Liaison Division (WELD) Officer.

Associate WELD Officer
Military Liaison Officer
Workplace Assessment Team

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