No employee should be subjected to harassing behavior. If an employee knows of, witnesses, or believes he/she has been subjected to harassing conduct, discrimination, or retaliation, he/she should report it promptly to his/her supervisor, any other supervisor or manager, his/her servicing Human Resources office, or the Office of the Inspector General. Notifying management by reporting through one of these avenues allows the Department to ensure that the conduct is stopped, an investigation is conducted, and anyone engaging in misconduct is held accountable.
It is important that supervisors and managers protect employees who report alleged misconduct, and do not take any retaliatory personnel action against these individuals in order to deter reporting harassing conduct or filing a complaint.
Employees who have experienced harassing conduct, discrimination, or retaliation also have multiple resources available that can provide assistance, avenues for remedies, and/or advice. These resources include: