Assessment to Solutions

Harassment Prevention

The Department of Defense does not tolerate or condone harassment. Harassment jeopardizes combat readiness and mission accomplishment, weakens trust within the ranks, and erodes unit cohesion.

Harassment Prevention

Principles of Prevention (PoP)

Harassment Prevention

Policies

DoD Instruction 1020.03 - Harassment Prevention and Response in the Armed Forces

DoD Directive 7050.06 - Military Whistleblower Protection

DoD Retaliation Prevention and Response Strategy: Regarding Sexual Assault and Harassment Reports

Harassment Prevention

Sexual Harassment

Definition

Conduct that involves unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and deliberate or repeated offensive comments or gestures of a sexual nature.

Sexual harassment is:

  • Conduct that:
    • Involves unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and deliberate or repeated offensive comments or gestures of a sexual nature when:
      • Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of a person's job, pay or career;
      • Submission to or rejection of such conduct by a person is used as a basis for career or employment decisions affecting that person; or
      • Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment; and
    • Is so severe or pervasive that a reasonable person would perceive, and the victim does perceive, the environment as hostile or offensive.
  • Any use or condonation, by any person in a supervisory or command position, of any form of sexual behavior to control, influence, or affect the career, pay, or job of a member of the Armed Forces.
  • Any deliberate or repeated unwelcome verbal comments or gestures of a sexual nature by any member of the Armed Forces or civilian employee of the Department of Defense.

There is no requirement for concrete psychological harm to the complainant for behavior to constitute sexual harassment. Behavior is sufficient to constitute sexual harassment if it is so severe or pervasive that a reasonable person would perceive, and the complainant does perceive, the environment as hostile or offensive.

Sexual harassment can occur through electronic communications, including social media, other forms of communication, and in person.

Prevention Principles
Additional Information

For additional information on Sexual Harassment please go to DEOMI's Assessment to Solutions web site, EO/EEO Fair Treatment - Sexual Harassment.

EO/EEO Fair Treatment - Sexual Harassment

Harassment Prevention

Human Dignity

Human Dignity Booklet

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Harassment Prevention

Prevention Initiative

This information is to assist EO Leaders in conducting Sexual Harassment Prevention training. Please review Implementation Guide before proceeding.

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Prevention Pamphlet

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Harassment Prevention

Discriminatory Harassment

Definition

A form of harassment that is unwelcome conduct based on race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity), national origin, or sexual orientation.

Prevention Principles
Additional Information

For additional information on Discrimination please go to DEOMI's Assessment to Solutions web site, EO/EEO Fair Treatment - Discrimination, where you will find Fact sheets, Prevention Strategies, Online lessons, Videos and additional training material and resources.

EO/EEO Fair Treatment - Discrimination

Harassment Prevention

Bullying

Definition

A Form of Harassment that includes acts of aggression by Service members or DoD civilian employees, with a nexus to military service, with the intent of harming a Service member either physically or psychologically, without a proper military or other governmental purpose. Bullying may involve the singling out of an individual from his or her coworkers, or unit, for ridicule because he or she is considered different or weak. It often involves an imbalance of power between the aggressor and the victim. Bullying can be conducted through the use of electronic devices or communications, and by other means including social media, as well as in person.

Prevention Principles
Additional Information

For additional information on Bullying please go to DEOMI's Assessment to Solutions web site, EO/EEO Fair Treatment - Bullying, where you will find Fact sheets, Prevention Strategies, Online lessons, Videos and additional training material and resources.

EO/EEO Fair Treatment - Bullying

Harassment Prevention

Hazing

Definition

A form of Harassment that includes conduct through which Service members or DoD employees, without a proper military or other governmental purpose but with a nexus to military Service, physically or psychologically injures or creates a risk of physical or psychological injury to Service members for the purpose of: initiation into, admission into, affiliation with, change in status or position within, or a condition for continued membership in any military or DoD civilian organization. Hazing can be conducted through the use of electronic devices or communications, and by other means including social media, as well as in person.

Annual Reports

Annual Reports on Hazing Prevention & Response in the Armed Forces.

December 23 2015 – April 25 2016

April 26 2016 – September 30 2017

Prevention Principles
Additional Information

For additional information on Hazing please go to DEOMI's Assessment to Solutions web site, EO/EEO Fair Treatment - Hazing, where you will find Fact sheets, Prevention Strategies, Online lessons, Videos and additional training material and resources.

EO/EEO Fair Treatment - Hazing

Harassment Prevention

Retaliation

Definition

Retaliation encompasses illegal, impermissible, or hostile actions taken by a Service members' chain of command, peers, or coworkers as a result of making or being suspected of making a protected communication in accordance with DoDD 7050.66. Retaliation for reporting a criminal offense can occur in several ways, including reprisal. Investigation of complaints of non-criminal retaliatory actions other than reprisal will be processed consistent with Service-specific regulations. In addition to reprisal, defined in Paragraph 3.7, additional retaliatory behaviors include ostracism, maltreatment, and criminal acts for a retaliatory purpose in connection with an alleged sex-related offense or sexual harassment; or for performance of duties concerning an alleged sex-related offense of sexual harassment. For detailed definitions of the full range of retaliatory behaviors, see the RPRS Implementation Plan.

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Reprisal

Definition

In accordance with Section 1034 of Title 10, U.S.C., as implemented by DoDD 7050.06, reprisal is defined as taking or threatening to take an unfavorable personnel action, or withholding or threatening to withhold a favorable personnel action, for making, preparing to make, or being perceived as making or preparing to make a protected communication.

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