ABSTRACT

Sexual Harassment: NNSA Could Improve Prevention and Response Efforts in Its Nuclear Security Forces, Report to the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the GAO (Government Accountability Office) Highlights: "Federal law prohibits sexual harassment in the workplace. Besides being harmful to those harassed, sexual harassment can decrease organizational performance and increase turnover. In January 2019, public allegations of sexual harassment in NNSA's [National Nuclear Security Administration] nuclear security forces drew attention to this issue. House Report 116-120 provided that GAO review sexual harassment in NNSA's nuclear security force. This report examines (1) what NNSA and its contractors know about the prevalence of sexual harassment in their nuclear security forces, (2) the extent to which NNSA and its contractors implement EEOC [U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission] recommendations to prevent and respond to sexual harassment, and (3) the extent to which EEOC found that NNSA and DOE [Department of Energy] meet its requirements relevant to sexual harassment. GAO reviewed information on sexual harassment and programs to address such harassment at DOE and NNSA from fiscal years 2015 through 2020."

Report Number:
GAO-21-307
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Date:
2021-04
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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