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State outlines recommendations for new sexual harassment policy

Delaware Public Media

Gov. John Carney’s office released a report Tuesday on the sexual harassment policy for state executive branch employees.


It contains recommendations from the Delaware Human Resources Department. These include a new system to track and report harassment complaints, mandatory training for state employees and consolidating the state’s three harassment policies into one.


The executive branch employs about 14,000 people. The report says more than 1,000 have not read and signed an acknowledgement of the current harassment policy as required.


In a statement, Gov. Carney said, "The state, like all employers, has an obligation to protect our employees from facing harassment and assault of any kind."


Delaware HR will publicly update the status of implementing the recommendations.