Commitment to a Workplace Free of Discrimination and Harassment
On July 18, 2014, Commissioner Kerlikowske signed CBP’s updated Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy Statement, which affirms CBP’s commitment to equal opportunity and to the fair treatment of all CBP employees, applicants for employment, and members of the trade and traveling public.
The policy also prohibits discriminatory harassment. CBP policy requires all employees to report misconduct, which includes discriminatory or harassing behavior. Reports are addressed with a thorough and impartial investigation; where allegations are substantiated, prompt and appropriate action will be taken.
All CBP employees have the right to work in an environment free from discrimination and harassment. Every CBP employee plays an important role in helping to ensure this happens by fostering an environment of equality, fairness, and respectful treatment of our coworkers and applicants for employment.
As an initial step to ensure that CBP personnel are aware of their obligations under the policy, a muster module titled “EEO is Everyone’s Responsibility” will be delivered at all CBP duty locations. Additional educational resources include a webinar titled Preventing and Addressing Workplace Discriminatory Harassment accessible from the Privacy and Diversity Office CBPnet Secure home page, and the following Virtual Learning Center courses: “Basic EEO Awareness Training for Employees” (TRAEN Course Code ID 059001) and “EEO Awareness for Supervisors and Managers 2: Preventing Discrimination” (TRAEN Course Code ID 059703).