While the Federal Government has done a great deal to address sexual harassment in the workplace, refining and refocusing of programs and policies are necessary to continue this progress and eliminate the problems that persist. Managers and supervisors need to make it clear, in actions as well as words, that they care about how their employees treat one another. Agencies need to identify their worst problems and best programs and tailor their future efforts accordingly. At the same time, agencies must be careful not to overreact to allegations of harassment or make assumptions about guilt or innocence before investigating the situation.
Agencies should find ways to capitalize on what is already known about the most effective actions that can be taken to prevent and eliminate sexual harassment; that is, they should publicize penalties and encourage assertive actions on the part of employees who are targets of unwanted sexual attention.
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