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New Resource For Workplace Harrassment and/or Violence

Investigations COE Communications



To:          All <enter Secretariat/Agency name> Phase I Employees

CC:         Agency Head and/or Secretary

From:    Ron Arigo

Date:     2/6/19

Re:         ANNOUNCEMENT: New Investigations Center of Expertise


Beginning February 11, 2019, the Human Resources Division (HRD) will have a new resource available to employees, an Investigations Center of Expertise (COE), which will investigate most HR-related complaints across Executive Department Agencies.  The COE will handle investigations related to: Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault/Stalking, Workplace Violence, and Retaliation.


Employees can report a complaint directly to the COE or continue to report a complaint through any existing channels, including:

  • Employee’s manager
  • Diversity Officer
  • HR Director
  • Sexual Harassment Officer, and
  • General Counsel


Complaints that allege violation of one of the HR-related policies listed above will be investigated by the COE.  When the COE receives a complaint it will investigate the allegations and work closely with the Agency/Secretariat throughout the process.  The Investigations COE will also provide regular updates to the employees involved in the complaint throughout the process. 


Employees can report a complaint directly to the COE in any one of the following ways:



For more information, please visit the Investigations COE website. <add link>