House leadership discussing rule changes on harassment as legislative fix looks uncertain

House leadership discussing rule changes on harassment as legislative fix looks uncertain

Both House caucuses Thursday said their respective leadership teams have discussed chamber rule changes to create a standard policy on harassment, as a bill to change the law itself on Capitol complaints appeared stalled.

House Republican spokesperson Steve Miskin said that the changes around sexual harassment would apply to both staffers and members could be implemented soon.

“We’ve been in very strong discussion with Democratic leaders in changing House Rules and having a unified policy,” Miskin said.

Thursday, September 6, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Philadelphia responds to financial, sexual harassment audits

Philadelphia responds to financial, sexual harassment audits

What happens when a city responds to two audits within two months?

In Philadelphia at least, it means that sexual harassment prevention policies are strengthened and that there are disputes on whether or not the city has money management problems, as city officials this week formally reacted to a pair of unrelated audits of city finances and protections in place for sexual harassment cases.

Friday, July 27, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: Philadelphia
Debate to act now or build a case on capitol sexual harassment flares up on House floor

Debate to act now or build a case on capitol sexual harassment flares up on House floor

Testy floor debate Monday preceded the final passage of two House resolutions to study sexual harassment in the workplace.

The two resolutions, HR 828 and 829, will set up a task force to review harassment laws and also order the Joint State Government Commission to review harassment within the Capitol itself.

Monday, June 18, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
House members focus on bills to curb sexual misconduct in the workplace

House members focus on bills to curb sexual misconduct in the workplace

The House Labor and Industry Committee reviewed several bills intended to minimize sexual harassment in the workplace during a public hearing Tuesday.

Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) and Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion) are sponsors of House Resolution 828, which would create a specific task force to review current laws and procedures and provide suggestions for improvements. 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views
Auditor General: Future state agency audits will include sexual harassment policies

Auditor General: Future state agency audits will include sexual harassment policies

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale hosted a press conference Wednesday morning in which he announced he has directed his staff, in the course of their audits, to review how well state agencies are following their sexual harassment policies.

DePasquale stated, “All of us must remain vigilant in our effort to prevent and stop sexual harassment in the workplace.” He noted that it does not matter where the workplace is, sexual harassment should be stopped everywhere.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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