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USAID Anti-Harassment Policy

Review USAID’s Anti-Harassment policy which ensures the Agency takes immediate, effective measures to end harassment.


Harassment falls into two categories: Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) harassment and non-EEO harassment. 

EEO harassment unwelcome conduct that is so pervasive or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment or results in a negative employment action. The behavior must also be related to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, or transgender status), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, status as a parent, political affiliation or reprisal for engaging in protected activity. 

Non-EEO harassment is inappropriate behavior that is outside the scope of EEO law or Agency EEO policy and that falls short of an EEO violation.