Welcome, Fellow Ombuds!

The Coalition of Federal Ombudsman is the principal interagency forum that provides collaboration, advice, and guidance on professional Ombuds standards, skills development, program development, and effectiveness. Coalition members and committees work as an integrated and networked enterprise to increase the professionalism and effectiveness of Ombuds serving United States government agencies by sharing experiences, ideas, policies, standards, best practices, and innovative approaches to providing world-class Ombuds services.

Upcoming Meetings

Meetings are held from 1:30 to 3pm E.T. on the second Wednesday of each month, except in October, when the annual conference is held. Location and call-in information is sent to COFO mailing lists at least one week prior to each meeting.

Upcoming COFO Membership Meetings

  • November 9, 2022
  • December 14, 2022
  • January 11, 2023

Upcoming COFO Ombuds Supporting Ombuds (OSO) Meetings (2-3 PM Eastern time):

  • November 23, 2022
  • December 28, 2022
  • January 25, 2023

Please write to the COFO coordinators to join the COFO mailing list or to RSVP for a meeting. Virtual links for meetings will be provided via the COFO mailing list. When meetings are held in-person, directions to the site will be provided.