18 DEC 1996
MEMORANDUM FOR MACOM AND IRA EEO DIRECTORS
SUBJECT: Policy on Sexual Harassment
This memo is prompted by the many inquiries we have received concerning Army policy on training for the civilian work force in sexual harassment prevention. As you know, we have taken positive steps to combat sexual harassment in the Army, and our policy continues to be that training will be provided to Army managers, supervisors, and employees to ensure they understand the issue as well as their responsibilities in preventing sexual harassment in the work place.
All Army personnel will receive training in prevention of sexual harassment. The training must be delivered by individuals who have been certified to serve as trainers. This certification will be conducted by experienced trainers and follow DA guidelines. After receiving the initial course which follows the guidelines set forth in the standardized DA course already being used, personnel will attend refresher training on an annual basis.
The refresher training which may be locally developed should meet the following training objectives:
- Define sexual harassment in the work place.
- Identify situations which have the potential to be sexually harassing.
- Identify employer and employee expanding potential liabilities.
- Understand and apply Army policy
- Know elements of successful counseling action to achieve behavioral change.
Each MACOM will designate an individual to provide oversight and assistance to all of their installations. This will ensure that each installation has adequate and competent trainers to carry out this policy as well as to monitor the effectiveness of the training. This individual will report to the EEO Agency on a quarterly basis on the status of the training and its effectiveness. Our continued monitoring is more important than ever.
Please forward the name of the individual that you designate to Ms. June Hajjar. I am counting on your help in this matter.
Luther L. Santiful
Deputy for Equal Employment
OFFICE, SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (SAAA-EO)
COMMANDER IN CHIEF
US ARMY EUROPE AND SEVENTH ARMY (AEAEE)
US ARMY CRIMINAL INVESTIGATE COMMAND (CIPA-ZWP)
US ARMY FORCES COMMAND (FCJI-DD)
US ARMY MEDICAL COMMAND (MCEO)
US ARMY INFORMATIONS SYSTEMS COMMAND (ASPE-HA)
US ARMY INTELLIGENCE & SECURITY COMMAND (IAPER-EO)
EIGHTH US ARMY (CS-EO)
US ARMY MATERIAL COMAND (AMCEE)
US ARMY MILITARY DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON (ANEE)
US MILITARY ENTRANCE PROCESSING COMMAND (MEPCEEO)
MILITARY TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT COMMAND (CMD&HQ EEO MGR)
US ARMY RECRUITING COMMAND (RCPER-EE)
US ARMY RESERVE PERSONNEL CENTER (DARP-ZEO)
US ARMY SOUTH (SOPR-EE)
US ARMY SPACE & STRATEGIC DEFENSE COMMAND (CSSD-EO)
US ARMY TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND (ATBO-E)
US ARMY PACIFIC (APEE)
CHIEF OF ENGINEERS (CEEO)
SUPERINTENDENT, US MILITRARY ACADEMY (MAEO-C)