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Examining Opportunities to Improve Prevention and Response of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Oversight Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Natural Resources, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, Second Session, Thursday, February 27, 2020   [open pdf - 400KB]

This is the February 27, 2020 oversight hearing on "Examining Opportunities to Improve Prevention and Response of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [NOAA]," held before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Natural Resources. From the opening statement of TJ Cox: "At a previous hearing on sexual harassment at the Department of the Interior, we heard from witnesses that employees who work in remote, isolated places like national parks are at a higher risk of being sexually harassed. But remote workplaces are not limited to our public lands. Men and women who work in our fisheries and oceans, like those with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, are also at risk. Today's hearing will look at how sexual harassment and assault has affected NOAA employees, and how NOAA is trying to address the issue. Sexual assault and sexual harassment are not new problems at NOAA. In 2014, whistleblowers spoke about how pervasive these issues are, especially among female scientists and contractors. Addressing sexual harassment at any organization is challenging, but NOAA's complex, decentralized structure and the nature of the duties many of its workers perform makes it especially challenging for them." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Julie Dale, Neil Jacobs, and Linda Seabrook.

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Serial No. 116-33
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2020
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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