Thursday, January 14, 2016

Park Service Perverts Groped Female Colleagues, Got Wrist Slaps

Grand Canyon District National Parks Service male staffers withheld food from female coworkers who declined their sexual advances, groped them, and took photos under their dresses, according to a new Department of Interior Office of Inspector General report. Park Service managers rarely disciplined the offenders, despite a “long-term pattern of sexual harassment and hostile work environment” over the last 13 years, the IG said. When offenders were disciplined, they received suspensions varying from five to 30 days. Grand Canyon River District supervisors often failed to investigate or report the incidents, and senior local Park Service managers compromised the privacy of alleged victims by circulating internals emails containing their names and complaints to too many staff members. Park Service officials in New Mexico also hired a former Grand Canyon district employee who resigned amid sexual harassment and misconduct allegations...more

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