Iowa Office of Ombudsman

What can the ombudsman not investigate?

We cannot investigate complaints against:

  • Private companies or individuals.
  • The governor or the governor’s personal staff.
  • Members, committee, or staff of the Iowa general assembly.
  • Any court or judge, or appurtenant judicial staff.


We also cannot investigate complaints from a government employee as it relates to that employee’s employment relationship with the agency, with certain exceptions for whistleblowers.


« Back

© 2024 Iowa Office of Ombudsman. All rights reserved.