Equal Opportunity and Workplace 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 completely out of line with our values. 

This site provides information related to the Department’s efforts related to discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, as well as providing resources to any employee or manager who has experienced, witnessed, or been made aware of harassing behavior in the workplace. 

On April 23, 2018, the Department issued a new policy on the “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 and managers, and establishes reporting procedures and accountability measures in order to best protect employees.