By Rick Brehm
Vermont National Guard
The prevention of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation is a top priority at the Vermont National Guard. Recently, we published a comprehensive Harassment Reporting and Response Plan to address these serious issues.
The plan is a powerful and unique tool to combat harassment because it applies to all of us - whether we experience, witness, or simply become aware of an incident of harassment. It outlines different forms of prohibited conducted and provides examples. Once on notice of an incident, it requires managers, supervisors, and commanders to file a report within 24-hours.
Our human resources team is ready to help. But we cannot address harassing conduct without everyone's commitment. Please take a minute to review the Plan and join us in our effort to make VTNG a positive and productive work environment.