Megan replied to the topic Why is equal employment opportunity important to you and your work-life? in the forum Human Resources 5 years, 10 months ago
I think the biggest challenge that federal departments and agencies face today is a “culture of cover-ups”. So while racism, ageism, etc. may be part of the problem, the issue is magnified by managers who retaliate against employees who complain.
In the case of the sexual harassment/sexual assaults in the military, of the small percentage who reported, 62% experienced retaliation. This is a process of victim blaming, and is really at the core of the emotional and financial wreckage of feds who file complaints. This where the focus should lie for the next year or more.
I have recommended to a number of Congressional reps that we add some “teeth” to the No FEAR Act to make discipline mandatory for offenders. As it currently stands, agencies are “encouraged” to follow “Best Practices” that are very loosely defined. More here..
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