Georgia grapples with sexual harassment complaints

May 24, 2019 - 3:46 pm

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's inspector general's office has taken charge of auditing and centralizing sexual harassment complaints across state agencies. But the office has not been provided additional money or staff, even as its workload has increased significantly, the Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports .

Gov. Brian Kemp earlier this year directed the State Inspector General to be an auditor and clearinghouse for statewide complaints. Kemp acted in response to an investigation from the newspaper that reviewed nearly 200 complaints made over five years, uncovering a toxic workplace culture for women and an ineffective system for addressing grievances.

It has been less than two months since the new rules took effect but the office has already received 50 more complaints from nearly two-dozen agencies, including the Department of Corrections and the Governor's Office of Student Achievement.

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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