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Sexual Harassment in the Federal Workplace Seminar

April 18, 2018


This event is free. Seating is limited. Registration is required.

Two sessions:

  1. Open to All Federal Employees: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    REGISTER: https://chicagofeb.wufoo.com/forms/sexual-harassment-in-the-federal-workplace-seminar/
  2. For Supervisors, Managers, Human Resources Employees, and EEO Officers: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    REGISTER: https://chicagofeb.wufoo.com/forms/sexual-harassment-in-the-federal-workplacehreeo/

As part of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, there has been a growing public awareness regarding the existence of sexual harassment across a wide variety of occupations and work settings.

How do Federal employees compare in terms of their workplace experiences?

Fortunately, the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) has answers to this question based on Government-wide surveys that they have conducted since 1980, including the most recent Merit Principles Survey which was administered in 2016.

We invite Federal supervisors and employees to attend this presentation to learn more about sexual harassment and how to prevent and address sexual harassment in Federal workplaces.

MSPB is an independent Federal agency whose mission is to protect the merit system principles (MSPs) and promote an effective Federal workforce free of prohibited personnel practices (PPPs). In support of this mission, MSPB’s Office of Policy and Evaluation conducts studies of the Federal civil service and periodically surveys Federal employees regarding their opinions and experiences, including discriminatory practices such as sexual harassment.

Sexual harassment can directly or indirectly impact both men and women, as well as their organizations, with negative consequences which include employee satisfaction and well-being, retention, and productivity.

Cynthia Ferentinos is a Senior Research Psychologist with MSPB’s Office of Policy and Evaluation. During her Federal career, Dr. Ferentinos has also been employed with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Federal Aviation Administration and the U.S Army Research Institute. Dr. Ferentinos is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and earned her PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Additional Resources:
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April 18, 2018


Chicago Federal Executive Board


John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, Room 3260A
230 S. Dearborn Street, Room 3260A
Chicago, IL 60604 United States
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