15 Jul 21
As Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT), I expect each member of the COMPACFLT team to foster an environment that is free from harassment (sexual and non-sexual) to include bullying and hazing. Incidents of harassment cover a wide range of behaviors, from verbal comments to physical acts, and can be subtle or overt. This behavior degrades our effectiveness as a war-fighting organization. Professionalism starts with treating people with dignity and respect. It is everyone’s responsibility to prevent harassment by intervening to stop inappropriate behaviors both on and off duty.
Sexual harassment involves unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:
Non-sexual Harassment is behavior that is unwelcome or offensive to a reasonable person and that interferes with work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.
Examples of prohibited conduct include
This list is not exhaustive.
All hands shall enforce this policy and shall not condone or ignore harassment of which they have knowledge. Reported incidents of harassment will be thoroughly investigated and dealt with promptly, fairly, and effectively. Individuals responding to alleged incidents will uphold confidentiality to the greatest extent possible consistent with a thorough investigation.
Civilian employees may
The Navy’s Equal Opportunity Advice Line is also available at (1-800-253-0931).
Retaliation against individuals who report harassment and witnesses who provide information as part of an investigation into such reports is prohibited. Anyone who engages in retaliatory behavior will be subject to corrective and/or disciplinary action.
I am committed to providing a workplace environment that promotes excellence, professionalism, teamwork, dignity and respect, where each member of our team truly believes they can thrive, make a difference and advance on their merit. We must strive to eliminate and immediately address all forms of harassment within the Command.
S. J. PAPARO