HARASSMENT PREVENTION AND RESPONSE (Military Focus)


The Department of Defense does not tolerate or condone harassment. Harassment jeopardizes combat readiness and mission accomplishment, weakens trust within the ranks, and erodes unit cohesion.Prevention Shield Icon

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Harassment Prevention Tools Video (Awareness Overview)

 

Notice: Some terminology and concepts have changed slightly since the development of some items found within this tab. These changes include the Domain title changes from 'Relationship' to 'Interpersonal' and 'Community' to 'Organizational.' Additionally, the revision of DODI 1020.03 reinterpreted where some behaviors were located by definition and added the new behavior 'Stalking.'

Older developed items will not be modified to reflect the new changes. Future items developed will include/reorganize the terminology and behaviors appropriately. If you notice a disconnect, or if there is a question/concern on which is correct, refer to the updated DODI 1020.03 for more information.

PRINCIPLES OF PREVENTION (POP)


 

Introduction to Principles of Prevention (Video)


PoP Tech Report
PoP Tri-Fold

POP Training Guide - Facilitation Strategy

Presentation
Presentation with Instructor Notes

A Leaders Guide to Harassment Prevention

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SEXUAL HARASSMENT


Definition
 

Conduct that involves unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and deliberate or repeated offensive comments or gestures of a sexual nature.

Sexual Harassment is:

A.  Conduct that:
1.  Involves unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and deliberate or repeated offensive comments or gestures of a sexual nature when:
a.  Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of a person's job, pay or career;
b.  Submission to or rejection of such conduct by a person is used as a basis for career or employment decisions affecting that person; or
c.  Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment; and
2.  Is so severe or pervasive that a reasonable person would perceive, and the victim does perceive, the environment as hostile or offensive.
B.  Any use or condonation, by any person in a supervisory or command position, of any form of sexual behavior to control, influence, or affect the career, pay, or job of a member of the Armed Forces.
C.  Any deliberate or repeated unwelcome verbal comments or gestures of a sexual nature by any member of the Armed Forces or civilian employee of the Department of Defense.
There is no requirement for concrete psychological harm to the complainant for behavior to constitute sexual harassment. Behavior is sufficient to constitute sexual harassment if it is so severe or pervasive that a reasonable person would perceive, and the complainant does perceive, the environment as hostile or offensive.
Sexual harassment can occur through electronic communications, including social media, other forms of communication, and in person.

Videos

 

Can We Date? - Enlisted (Video)


Can We Date? - Officer (Video)


Unwanted Behavior (Video)


 Shared Secret (Video)

         ►  Facilitation Guide: Shared Secret


Physical Training (Video)

         ►  Facilitation Guide: Physical Training

 

Prevention Principles

►  Orientation Paper

Additional Information

For additional information on Sexual Harassment please click the link below.

►  EO/EEO Fair Treatment - Sexual Harassment

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HUMAN DIGNITY AND HARASSMENT PREVENTION INITIATIVE


Definition

 

Human Dignity Booklet - click image to download
Videos
Human Dignity Animation
 Video here
Prevention Initiatives

This information is to assist EO Leaders in conducting Sexual Harassment Prevention training. Please review Implementation Guide before proceeding.
Prevention Implementation Guide   ►  READ FIRST
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DISCRIMINATORY HARASSMENT


Definition

 

Definition
A form of harassment that is unwelcome conduct based on race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity), national origin, or sexual orientation.  See DoD Instruction 1020.03 for additional details.
 
Videos
 
Racial Discrimination Overview Video
Color Discrimination
USCG Race Discrimination
USCG Religious Discrimination
USCG Age Discrimination
What's That Smell (Video)
 
 
►  Facilitation Guide:  What's That Smell
Religious Discrimination - Proud to Be Me
Hallway Chatter

Prevention Principles
 
►  Orientation Paper
 

Additional Information
 
For additional information on Discrimination please click the link below where you will be directed to the EO/EEO Fair Treatment - Discrimination tab.  You will find Fact Sheets, Prevention Strategies, Online Lessons, Videos and additional training materials and resources.
 
 
 
►  EO/EEO/ Fair Treatment - Discrimination
 
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BULLYING


Definition

 

 

Definition
A Form of Harassment that includes acts of aggression by Service members or DoD civilian employees, with a nexus to military service, with the intent of harming a Service member either physically or psychologically, without a proper military or other governmental purpose. Bullying may involve the singling out of an individual from his or her coworkers, or unit, for ridicule because he or she is considered different or weak. It often involves an imbalance of power between the aggressor and the victim. Bullying can be conducted through the use of electronic devices or communications, and by other means including social media, as well as in person.  See DoD Instruction 1020.03 for additional details.

Videos

Bullying (Awareness Overview)

Cyber Bullying (Scenario)   
►  Facilitation Guide: Cyberbullying
 
Prevention Principles
►  Orientation Paper

Additional Information
For additional information on Bullying please click the link below where you will be directed to the EO/EEO Fair Treatment - Bullying tab.  You will find Fact Sheets, Prevention Strategies, Online Lessons, Videos and additional training materials and resources.
►  EO/EEO/ Fair Treatment - Bullying

HAZING


Definition


A form of Harassment that includes conduct through which Service members or DoD employees, without a proper military or other governmental purpose but with a nexus to military Service, physically or psychologically injures or creates a risk of physical or psychological injury to Service members for the purpose of: initiation into, admission into, affiliation with, change in status or position within, or a condition for continued membership in any military or DoD civilian organization. Hazing can be conducted through the use of electronic devices or communications, and by other means including social media, as well as in person.  See DoD Instruction 1020.03 for additional details.

Videos

One of Us (Scenario)


►  Facilitation Guide:  One of Us

Prevention Principles

►  Orientation Paper

Additional Information
 
Annual Reports

Annual Reports on Hazing Prevention & Response in the Armed Forces.

►  FY 2020 Annual Report for Hazing Prevention and Response in the Armed Forces 
 April 26 2016 – September 30 2017
►  December 23 2015 – April 25 2016 

For additional information on Hazing please click the link below where you will be directed to the EO/EEO Fair Treatment - Hazing tab.  You will find Fact Sheets, Prevention Strategies, Online Lessons, Videos and additional training materials and resources.

►  EO/EEO/ Fair Treatment - Hazing

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STALKING


Definition

 

Stalking includes, but it is not limited to, a person:  
Who wrongfully engages in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear death or bodily harm, including sexual assault, to himself or herself, to a member of his or her immediate family, or to his or her intimate partner.

Who has knowledge, or should have knowledge, that the specific person will be placed in reasonable fear of death or bodily harm, including sexual assault, to himself or herself, to a member of his or her immediate family, or to his or her intimate partner.  When the conduct induces reasonable fear of death or bodily harm in the specific person, including sexual assault, to himself or herself, to a member of his or her immediate family, or to his or her intimate partner.
(For further information refer to Section 930 of Title 10 USC)
Videos


Stalking (Overview) 
  
 

Stalking:  Female (Scenario)
►  Facilitation Guide:  Stalking-Female
 
Stalking:  Male (Scenario)
►  Facilitation Guide:  Stalking-Male
Prevention Principles
Orientation Paper - coming soon!
Additional Information - coming soon!
 
Posters
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Additional Information
 
Annual Reports
Annual Reports on Hazing Prevention & Response in the Armed Forces.
►  December 23 2015 – April 25 2016 
►  April 26 2016 – September 30 2017
For additional information on Hazing please click the link below where you will be directed to the EO/EEO Fair Treatment - Hazing tab.  You will find Fact Sheets, Prevention Strategies, Online Lessons, Videos and additional training materials and resources.
►  EO/EEO/ Fair Treatment - Hazing
 
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POLICIES


Definition

 

PPOA 2.0 - Prevention Plan of Action 2.0 (2022-2024)
DoD Instruction 1020.03 w/Chg 2 - Harassment Prevention and Response in the Armed Forces
DoD Instruction 6400.11 - DoD Integrated Primay Prevention Policy for Prevention Workforce and Leaders
DoD Directive 7050.06 w/ Change 1 - Military Whistleblower Protection
DoD Retaliation Prevention and Response Strategy: Regarding Sexual Assault and Harassment Reports
DoD Instruction 1325.06 Chg 2 - Handling Protest, Extremist, and Criminal Gang Activities Protest and Other Activities Among Members of the Armed Forces

POSTERS


Definition

RETALIATION


Definition

Retaliation encompasses illegal, impermissible, or hostile actions taken by a Service members' chain of command, peers, or coworkers as a result of making or being suspected of making a protected communication in accordance with DoDD 7050.66. Retaliation for reporting a criminal offense can occur in several ways, including reprisal. Investigation of complaints of non-criminal retaliatory actions other than reprisal will be processed consistent with Service-specific regulations. In addition to reprisal, defined in Paragraph 3.7, additional retaliatory behaviors include ostracism, maltreatment, and criminal acts for a retaliatory purpose in connection with an alleged sex-related offense or sexual harassment; or for performance of duties concerning an alleged sex-related offense of sexual harassment.

Retaliation is conduct that punishes a DoD civilian employee for asserting the right to be free from harassment in the workplace. Retaliatory behaviors include, but are not limited to, reprisal, ostracism, maltreatment, and criminal acts for a retaliatory purpose. Retaliation includes illegal, impermissible, or hostile actions taken with the knowledge of management against DoD civilian employees for: Filing or being a witness in a charge, report, inquiry, or lawsuit; Communicating with a supervisor or manager about discrimination, including harassment; Answering questions during a DoD Component inquiry of alleged harassment; Refusing to follow orders that would result in harassment; or Resisting sexual advances or intervening to protect others.

For detailed definitions of the full range of retaliatory behaviors, see the RPRS Implementation Plan.

►  Download the Presentation


Videos

►  Retaliation Prevention (Awareness Overview #1)
►  Retaliation Prevention (Awareness Overview #2)


Prevention Principles

►  Orientation Paper


Additional Information - coming soon!
 
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REPRISAL


Definition

In accordance with Section 1034 of Title 10, U.S.C., as implemented by DoDD 7050.06, reprisal is defined as taking or threatening to take an unfavorable personnel action, or withholding or threatening to withhold a favorable personnel action, for making, preparing to make, or being perceived as making or preparing to make a protected communication.

Note: This does not apply to DoD Civilians, who should refer to DoD Instruction 1020.04

►  Download the Presentation

Videos
►  Reprisal (Awareness Overview #1)

►  Reprisal Retaliation (Awareness Overview #2)
 
 
Prevention Principles

►  Orientation Paper

Additional Information - coming soon!

Posters

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MALTREATMENT


Definition - coming soon!

 

Videos

► Maltreatment Video - Military (Awareness Overview)
 

Prevention Principles - coming soon!

 

Additional Information - coming soon!

 

Posters
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OSTRACISM


 Definition - coming soon!

 

Videos - coming soon!

 

Prevention Principles - coming soon!

 

Additional Information - coming soon!

 

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CRIMINAL ACTS


Definition

Criminal activity, either reported in conjunction with a harassment allegation or identified during the process of responding to the harassment allegation, must be immediately reported to the appropriate law enforcement agency. The DoD Component’s process to respond to harassment allegations may occur collaterally only if it does not hinder the criminal investigation.

The appropriate Military Criminal Investigative Organization or the Pentagon Force Protection Agency will immediately notify the Department of Justice, in accordance with DoDI 5525.07, of criminal allegations involving perpetrators who are not subject to Chapter 47, Title 10, U.S.C. (also known and referred to in this issuance as “the Uniform Code of Military Justice”) when the alleged crime occurred on a military installation or the Pentagon Reservation.

Reports and disclosures of sexual assault by DoD civilian employees who are adult military dependents, members of the Reserve Component, or stationed outside the continental United States are covered by DoDD 6495.02, which contains the policy for eligibility for Restricted (confidential) and Unrestricted reporting and Sexual Assault.

Videos - coming soon!

 

Prevention Principles - coming soon!

 

Additional Information - coming soon!
 
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