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Task Force Established To Review Sexual Harassment And Discrimination Policies

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A Task Force has been established by Governor Edwards to review sexual harassment and discrimination policies in state agencies.  The seven member panel will be selected by Friday and they hope to hold their first meeting later this month.  The Governor’s Communications Director Shauna Sanford says they want to get guidelines in place due to the recent reports of sexual harassment.

 

Sanford says one of the items the task force will consider is if the current training program for new employees is effective.

 

The task force will look at each agency to check for uniformity in the sexual harassment policy.  Sanford says they want to make sure that all employees know the procedures in reporting if they suspect are the victim of harassment.

 

The task force will report back to the governor by March 1st.