Sexual Harassment and Assault in Government Agencies

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Margaret Brown (Editor)

Series: Safety and Risk in Society

BISAC: SOC026000

With nearly 900,000 federal civilian employees around the world, DOD has responsibilities for preventing and responding to sexual harassment and assault within its workforce. Chapter 1 examines the extent to which DOD has visibility over such reported incidents and has developed and implemented policies and procedures to respond to and resolve these incidents.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has policies to prevent and address sexual harassment in the workplace, but some aspects of the policies and of the complaint processes may hinder those efforts. Chapters 2 and 3 address the extent to which VA has policies to prevent and address sexual harassment, how available data inform VA about sexual harassment, and the extent to which VA provides training to employees on preventing and addressing sexual harassment.

The Department of the Interior has a sexual harassment problem. For decades women and men in national parks, refuges, and other public lands and offices have not been given the protections they need to do their work free from harm as reported in chapter 4.

The Smithsonian Institution (Smithsonian) is the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex, with 19 museums and the National Zoo. An allegation of sexual harassment between two Smithsonian affiliated persons was made public and is discussed in chapter 5.

Chapters 6-8 look at how sexual harassment and assault has affected NOAA employees, and how NOAA is trying to address the issue.

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Preface

Chapter 1. Sexual Harassment and Assault: Guidance Needed to Ensure Consistent Tracking, Response, and Training for DOD Civilians
(United States Government Accountability Office)

Chapter 2. Sexual Harassment: Inconsistent and Incomplete Policies and Information Hinder VA’s Efforts to Protect Employees
(United States Government Accountability Office)

Chapter 3. Sexual Harassment: VA Needs to Better Protect Employees
(Cindy S. Brown Barnes)

Chapter 4. Sexual Harassment at the Department of the Interior
(Committee on Natural Resources)

Chapter 5. Sexual Harassment Policies: Smithsonian Has Procedures for Prevention, but Could Improve Guidance and Monitoring
(United States Government Accountability Office)

Chapter 6. Examining Opportunities to Improve Prevention and Response of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(Committee on Natural Resources)

Chapter 7. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Sexual Harassment and Assault Prevention Improvements Act of 2020
(Committee on Natural Resources)

Chapter 8. A Bill to Improve Provisions of Law Relating to Sexual Harassment and Assault Prevention at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and for Other Purposes
(Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation)

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