Following the Federal Emergency Administration Company’s (FEMA’s) 2018 inside investigation into sexual harassment and misconduct in its senior management ranks, FEMA leaders selected to overtly talk about the issues and the necessity to develop and keep a office wherein all workers are handled with professionalism and respect. Though FEMA’s investigation supplied insights into the tradition and misconduct in a single FEMA workplace, it was not designed to offer a complete account of harassment and discrimination throughout the group.
Thus, FEMA requested the Homeland Safety Operational Evaluation Middle (HSOAC) to offer an unbiased and goal evaluation of the prevalence and traits of harassment and discrimination at FEMA. In April and Could 2019, HSOAC fielded a survey designed to estimate the annual prevalence of office harassment and discrimination at FEMA and assess worker perceptions of management and office local weather. Along with sexual harassment, the survey assessed gender discrimination and racial/ethnic harassment and discrimination to offer a extra full description of the forms of civil rights violations (harassment or discrimination on the premise of membership in any protected class) skilled by FEMA workers. This report incorporates detailed documentation of the outcomes of that HSOAC-fielded survey.
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