Equal Employment Opportunity and Sexual Harassment in the Postal Service: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Postal Personnel and Modernization of the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service, House of Representatives, Ninety-sixth Congress, Second Session, October 27, 1980

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Page 4 - ... submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment decisions affecting such individual, or (3) such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.
Page 64 - This policy of equal opportunity applies to and must be an integral part of every aspect of personnel policy and practice in the employment, development, advancement, and treatment of civilian employees of the Federal Government.
Page 77 - ... all men are created equal and endowed with certain inalienable rights — among them life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Page 12 - Sexual harassment is a form of employee misconduct which undermines the integrity of the employment relationship. All employees must be allowed to work in an environment free from unsolicited and unwelcome sexual overtures. Sexual harassment debilitates morale and interferes In the work, productivity of its victims and co-workers.
Page 64 - In addition, we must, through positive action, make it possible for our citizens to compete on a truly equal and fair basis for employment and to qualify for advancement within the Federal service.
Page 9 - POLICY STATEMENT AND DEFINITION ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT Federal employees have a grave responsibility under the Federal code of conduct and ethics for maintaining high standards of honesty, Integrity, impartiality and conduct to assure proper performance of the Government's business and the maintenance of confidence of the American people. Any employee conduct which violates this code cannot be condoned. Sexual harassment is a form of employee misconduct which undermines the integrity of the employment...
Page 9 - It is concerned with discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, and handicap.
Page 11 - I do — that allegations of sexual harassment are easily fabricated and can be as devastating to the innocent as to the guilty, if accepted at face value.
Page 19 - Opportunity procedures, grievance/arbitrathn procedures for bargaining unit employees under the collective bargaining agreements, appropriate grievance procedures for non-bargaining unit employees, and by the reporting of conduct involving criminal activity to the Postal Yispection Service.

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