Employee's Guide to Preventing Sexual Harassment Table of Contents

DDESS DMEO Contacts

DMEO Program Manager

Phone: 678-364-6655
Blackberry: 404-519-2517
Fax: 678-364-6626

EEO Counselor

Phone: 678-364-8013
Fax: 678-364-6626

Employees and applicants must contact the EEO Office at: 700 Westpark Drive, 3rd Floor, Peachtree City, GA 30269 (phone numbers above), within 45 days of the discriminating act to begin complaint counseling. EEO counselors assigned to process informal complaints are appointed by the EEO Chief. They are not advocates for management or the complainant, but serve as an impartial third party.

Resources

DoDEA Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity (DMEO) Program

EEO Complaint Process

Quick Reference Guide for Managers - Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Allegations

DoD Directive on DMEO

DoDEA EEO Policy

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

DoDEA EEO Regulation 5713.9

EEOC Regulations on Federal Sector EEO, 29 C.F.R. Part 1614

POSH Guide: Sexual Harassment Defined and the Law

Sexual harassment is not only destructive behavior, IT IS AGAINST THE LAW. The Federal Government has issued guidelines on sexual harassment, which state that sexual harassment is illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Sexual Harassment is Defined as:

Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when:

  1. submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of employment,
  2. submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment decisions affecting such individual, or
  3. such conduct has the purpose or effect of reasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating a hostile, intimidating, or offensive work environment.”

There are two types of sexual harassment.

The law does not differentiate between the sexes.

Other laws governing sexual harassment for civilian personnel are: