January 12, 2010
SUBJECT: Anti-Harassment Policy
TO: All employees
Purpose of this transmittal memo
This memo transmits the new NARA directive on anti-harassment.
NARA’s anti-harassment policy was previously issued as a policy statement by the Archivist but, due to the broad applicability of the policy, it is now a directive.
-- It includes hostile or abusive conduct based on race, color, religion, sex (whether or not of a sexual nature), sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or retaliation, even if the conduct has not risen to the level of illegality.
-- It applies to individuals beyond just NARA employees, including contractors, volunteers, interns, foundation staff, visitors, and customers.
-- All of these individuals are protected by NARA 396 from harassment in the course of conducting business with NARA.
Canceled policy or policies.
This directive supersedes the following policy or policies: Previous anti-harassment policy statements issued by the Archivist.
This directive is effective date of signature.
You may direct questions about this directive to Tammie Johnson (NEEO) in room 4400, AII; by telephone at 301-837-1986; by fax at 301-837-0869; or by e-mail at email@example.com.
DAVID S. FERRIERO
Archivist of the United States