Congressmen claim to have sexually harassed night shift detainees as they clear their offices, according to a recent inspector-general's report on sexual harassment in the Capitol Architect.
The IG report, first reported by Roll Call, examines the Capitol Architect's (AOC) response to sexual harassment complaints over the past 10 years. It includes allegations that workers have had sexual harassment of members of Congress and their employees,
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"Staff have reported overheard harassment talks that are the target of harassment and observe materials such as pornography, But do not speak out because of fear of losing their jobs, "the report says.
It found that it found 57 cases of sexual harassment reported since 2008, of which 44 percent are substantiated. The report notes that it is a relatively low number, but the perception remains that harassment is a problem.
IG said it found "reluctance to cooperate" with AOC's query and cited it as evidence of "cultural resistance and lack of transparency at all levels." It blew an "outdated cultural attitude" in some departments as it said has set a tone "allowed".
In its introduction, the IG report says that the results of the study were "primarily positive" and said that the majority of identified gaps already received attention from officials.
Roll Call reported that Congress initiated a mission in 201
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"No one answered when we asked:" What happens if the harasser is a member of the congress? "" An employee told IG. "This was not a hypothetical question. It happens. "
The exit notes that dozens of lawmakers seem to be sleeping in their offices rather than renting an apartment, a bed of mattresses, futons and murphy bed – which means that night staff may encounter lawmakers in costumes. 19659012]