and Equal Opportunity
The Federal Reserve Board seeks to assure that every
employee is free from any form of physical, psychological, or verbal
harassment. Harassment is any type of negative behavior toward another
employee that adversely affects that person by interfering with
work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive
Board employees should be aware that harassment based
on race, age, national origin, gender, veteran status and/or disability
is considered a form of discrimination and a violation of federal
law. Illegal discrimination is unfavorable treatment of a person
by category, class, or group, rather than objective treatment on
the basis of merit.
The Board has developed a policy on sexual harassment,
designed to provide employees with an environment free from sexual
harassment, without regulating employees' normal social interactions
Sexual harassment can take many forms, such as uninvited
teasing, jokes, remarks, pressure for sexual favors, and sexual
assault. The key factors in determining what constitutes sexual
harassment are the perceptions of the individual affected and the
unwelcome nature of the conduct.
Any employee who feels he or she has been harassed
should immediately discuss the issue with their division management.
If they feel uncomfortable approaching management, they may contact:
- The EEO Programs Director;
- A Senior EEO Specialist;
- An EEO Counselor;
- The Federal Women's Program Manager; or
- An Employee Relations Specialist
The Board assures that no employee will suffer any
form of retaliation for reporting harassment.