SC newspaper: Government harassment policies inconsistent
Dec. 17, 2017
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina newspaper reports that the state doesn't have consistent rules across agencies for employees to submit complaints about sexual harassment, and its agencies aren't required to have anti-harassment policies.
The Post and Courier of Charleston reports that it's not known how many of South Carolina's more than 100 state agencies have anti-harassment policies.
For example, a spokesman for the governor's office says the office doesn't have its own policy and is guided by the Department of Administration's anti-harassment rules.
But a spokeswoman for the Administration Department says its rules apply only to its employees.
Seven new members of the state House recently underwent training on the chamber's no-harassment policy. Meanwhile, the state Senate has hired a law firm to draft a policy.
This story corrects the online attribution.
Information from: The State, http://www.thestate.com