ABSTRACT

Sexual Harassment: Opportunities Remain for VA to Improve Program Structure, Policies, and Data Collection, Statement of Thomas Costa, Director, Education, Workforce, and Income Security, Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Veterans' Affairs, House of Representatives   [open pdf - 248KB]

From the Highlights: "Sexual harassment in the workplace can cause harmful psychological, physical, occupational, and economic effects for workers. Several federal laws, executive orders, and agency directives are aimed at preventing and addressing sexual harassment at federal agencies. GAO [Government Accountability Office] issued a June 2020 report [...] that reviewed VA's [Department of Veterans Affairs] efforts to prevent and address sexual harassment at the agency. In this report, GAO made seven recommendations. This testimony discusses VA's efforts to implement GAO's recommendations to 1) ensure VA's EEO [equal employment opportunity] structure is properly aligned; 2) improve the agency's policies to prevent and address sexual harassment of VA employees; 3) collect and analyze data to inform VA about sexual harassment of its employees; and 4) improve relevant training."

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GAO-22-106103
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2022-07-28
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Public Domain
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Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
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