Human Capital

How to file a report of alleged harassment


Any employee who believes they have experienced harassment based on a protected status or protected activity are encouraged to report the matter to one of the following: 

  • The supervisor of the employee engaging in the harassing misconduct
  • Another supervisor or other management official
  • The servicing Employee Relations Specialist
  • The Anti-Harassment Program Manager
  • The Office of the Inspector General (OIG)

Contact information for these offices/officials can be found on the Anti-Harassment Program website. 
NOTE:  Employees who know of or have witnessed possible harassment directed at others are expected to report the matter to one of the above.  


Information Collected:

When you report to one of the offices/officials listed above you will be asked to provide some basic information about the situation, including: 

  • Your name & contact information
  • Name & contact Information of the alleged victim, if you are reporting as a witness or as someone who has knowledge of alleged harassment
  • Name, location & supervisor of the alleged harasser(s)
  • The misconduct or behavior you are alleging
  • The protected status and/or activity on which you believe the harassment was based


Will I be asked to sign anything? 

Yes, you will be asked to sign a “Harassing Misconduct Allegation Acknowledgment Form”.  This form explains your rights and responsibilities and is signed by you and the person receiving the report of alleged harassment. 


What if I want my information to remain confidential? 

If you share information regarding alleged harassment to any of the offices or officials listed above, they are obligated to act upon the information.  They cannot hold the information in confidence and must initiate the protocols outlined in the USGS Survey Manual 370.734.1 and DOI Personnel Bulletin No. 18-01. 


What if I want to talk with someone BEFORE I file a report? 

There are consultation options if you wish to explore your situation and options before filing a report.  These resources, such as the Ombudsman, can provide assistance and advice.  Please, reference the Anti-Harassment Program website for additional information.


Jo-Ann Dominique — Mobile phone number: 916-995-3150


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