Sexual Harassment Prevention Overview

On January 14, 2019, Governor Brian P. Kemp signed an Executive Order for Preventing Sexual Harassment in the workplace, reinforcing Georgia's commitment to a safe environment for employees and those they serve.

Georgia’s Statewide Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy applies to executive branch agencies, authorities, boards and commissions. It ensures consistency in reporting and responding to sexual harassment complaints throughout the state government.

The policy also requires mandatory sexual harassment prevention training for all employees as well as manager-specific training, and a standardized process for reporting and investigating sexual harassment complaints.

The Department of Administrative Services (DOAS) Human Resources Administration Division (HRA) jointly with the Office of the State Inspector General (OIG), provides leadership and guidance on implementing the policy. Here’s an updated toolkit [link: TBD] with links to:

  • a document library
  • an employee policy acknowledgement form
  • checklists
  • FAQs and other information to help train employees, managers, supervisors and investigators

The State of Georgia does not tolerate any form of sexual harassment or retaliation. We’re dedicated to providing safe, respectful workplaces for all employees.

For more information on sexual harassment prevention in Georgia or to submit a sexual harassment complaint, employees should contact their agency's Human Resources Department.