Sunday, September 25, 2016

NPS - Sexual Harrassment is Everywhere

According to a congressional committee report this week, sexual harassment and bullying among National Park Service employees at some of the nation's most iconic parks—including Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon—is pervasive and has continued unabated for years.

At Yosemite alone, at least 18 employees described working conditions as “toxic,” said Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. 

As women become more and more in positions of power and their remarks less likely to be shouted down, they are able to demand that sexual harassment issues be addressed and challenged.  

Park Service executives vowed last spring to end harassment, declaring a “zero tolerance” position on sexual harassment. But congressional committee members accused Park Service management of failing to take harassment seriously.