ABSTRACT

Sexual Assault and Harassment: NOAA Has Made Substantial Progress in Prevention and Response but Could Further Improve Its Processes, Report to Congressional Requesters   [open pdf - 5MB]

From the Highlights: "Sexual assault and sexual harassment can have harmful effects on the individual employees as well as the workplace by undermining employee morale and decreasing productivity. In 2018, NOAA [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration] identified several factors indicating that the agency may be at risk for harassment or assault, or both. GAO [Government Accountability Office] was asked to review NOAA's policies and actions for preventing and responding to sexual assault and sexual harassment. This report examines: (1) the extent to which NOAA's policy is consistent with relevant legal requirements in the 2017 NDAA [National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017] and follows EEOC [Equal Employment Opportunity Commission]'s promising practices and (2) the extent to which NOAA's actions follow EEOC's promising practices."

Report Number:
GAO-21-560
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Date:
2021-08
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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