ABSTRACT

Righting the Ship: The Coast Guard Must Improve Its Processes for Addressing Harassing, Bullying, and Retaliation, Joint Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties of the Committee on Oversight and Reform and the Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, December 11, 2019   [open pdf - 301KB]

This is the December 11, 2019 joint hearing on "Righting the Ship: The Coast Guard Must Improve Its Processes for Addressing Harassing, Bullying, and Retaliation," held before the House Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties of the Committee on Oversight and Reform and the Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security of the Committee on Homeland Security. From the opening statement of Jamie Raskin: "Today's investigation was spearheaded by Chairman Bennie Thompson, who leads the Committee on Homeland Security, and by our own late chairman, Elijah Cummings, in close consultation with Connecticut Representative Courtney. Chairman Cummings served as the chairman of the Transportation Infrastructure Committee's Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation for four years. He was deeply troubled by the results of a 2017 report finding inequitable outcomes for minority cadets including lower graduation rates and higher levels of discipline. Elijah was also disturbed by the Inspector General's finding that a member of the military assigned to the Coast Guard Academy faculty suffered retaliation for reporting harassment and bullying, and he wanted to know what was being done to address the retaliation and to ensure that the allegations were being handled properly. The findings of the committee's joint investigation are now clear. Coast Guard military leadership has failed to promptly, thoroughly, and impartially address harassment, bullying, and retaliation allegations at the Academy. Furthermore, Coast Guard leadership has refused to hold anyone accountable for these systemic failures." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Kimberly Young-McLear, Jackson Eaton, and Michael McAllister.

Report Number:
Serial No. 116-78; Serial No. 116-53
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Date:
2021
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: https://www.gpo.gov/
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