Prevention & Elimination of Harassing Conduct

The U.S. Department of the Interior is committed to creating an inclusive and respectful workplace that serves the American public. The Department is made up of hard-working individuals who understand that discrimination, harassment, and retaliation are not aligned with our values. 

This site provides information related to the Department’s anti-harassment program and our efforts toward the prevention and elimination of harassing conduct, and shares resources for employees, supervisors, or managers who have experienced, witnessed, or been made aware of harassing conduct in the workplace. 

On April 23, 2018, the Department issued a policy, Personnel Bulletin 18-01: Prevention and Elimination of Harassing Conduct, to ensure that appropriate officials are notified of and have the opportunity to promptly correct harassing conduct at the earliest possible stage. The policy defines unacceptable harassing conduct, outlines the rights and responsibilities of employees, supervisors, and managers, and establishes reporting procedures and accountability measures.