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Subject Term: "Employment discrimination"

1 publication with a total of 2 priority recommendations
Director: Brenda S. Farrell
Phone: (202) 512-3604

2 open priority recommendations
Recommendation: The Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness should include in the new policy for sexual harassment mechanisms for anonymous reporting of incidents consistent with section 579 of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2013. (Recommendation 2)

Agency: Department of Defense
Status: Open
Priority recommendation

Comments: In its written comments on the draft report, DOD concurred with this recommendation.
Recommendation: The Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness should (1) direct the Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity to develop standard data elements and definitions for maintaining and reporting information on sexual harassment incidents at the military service level, and (2) direct the military services to incorporate these data elements and definitions into their military service-specific databases. (Recommendation 3)

Agency: Department of Defense
Status: Open
Priority recommendation

Comments: In its written comments on the draft report, DOD partially concurred with this recommendation and stated that while a 2013 policy memorandum provides standard data elements and definitions, the services collect other data elements based on their unique needs. DOD stated that the Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity will conduct a review to determine compliance with DOD reporting requirements and identify emerging policy modifications or changes/additions to standard definitions.