Maricopa Community Colleges

Public Stewardship

Welcome to the Office of Public Stewardship (OPS)


The MCCCD Office of Public Stewardship (OPS) was established in order to consolidate resources and formalize administrative responsibility for services that are related to stakeholder accountability. The Office of Public Stewardship is responsible for the Maricopa Concernline, Citizens’ Ombuds Services, Employee Ombuds Services, Public Records Disclosures, and Maricopa Governance. In addition, the OPS is responsible for establishing procedures for the administration of the MCCCD Tuition Waiver Program and monitoring the use of waivers by employees, dependents of employees, and non-employees authorized by state statute to attend our colleges on a waiver.

The Office is committed to demonstrating key policy values such as honesty, integrity, responsibility, and stewardship by assisting both internal and external constituents in identifying and utilizing the proper mechanisms to obtain information and resolve concerns. Inquiries on the available services may be directed to (480) 731-8084.

OPS Annual Reports: FY2012-2013 |FY2011-2012 | FY2010-2011
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The Maricopa Community Colleges' Board Policies and Administrative Regulations. The employee ombudsperson provides a venue where employees may seek informal, neutral and confidential guidance on concerns. The process of creating, assessing value, maintaining and disposing of documents and data as proof of work done. Helpful information regarding a variety of topics supporting public stewardship.
Board Policies
Administrative Regulations

Blue Book
Common Pages
Tuition Waivers

HB2008, SB1070 and Prop 300
Contact an Ombudsperson
Ombuds Trends
Fraud Warning Signs

Maricopa Concernline
Public Record Requests
Public Record Trends
Public Record Handbook

FERPA Explanation

Retention Schedules
RIM Handbook

Email Archive FAQ
Email Dos and Don'ts

Identity Theft
FTC Identity Theft Site
Stop Identity Theft
HB2008, SB1070, and Prop 300
Conflict of Interest
Email Standards
Maricopa Steward
Retention Schedules
Political Activity
Social Media Training

Maricopa Service
Employee Service