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POSH Guide: Personal Behavior Checklist

Maintaining a work environment free from sexual harassment behavior is important for maximum productivity, teamwork and high morale.

Examine personal behavior using the following checklist:

  1. Does this behavior adversely impact on mission accomplishment?
  2. Could this behavior offend or hurt other co-workers?
  3. Could this behavior be misinterpreted as intentionally harmful or harassing?
  4. Could this behavior be sending out signals that invite harassing behavior on the part of others?

Ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Is there equal participation between me and the person I'm interacting with?
  2. Is there equal power between me and the person I'm interacting with?
  3. Would I want any of these behaviors to appear on the six o'clock news?
  4. Would I behave this way if my family, spouse, girlfriend, boyfriend or minister were present?
  5. Would I want someone else to behave this way toward my husband, wife, son, daughter, boyfriend or girlfriend?

If you answered NO to these questions, the behavior(s) is probably inappropriate and may constitute sexual harassment.

Employee's Guide to Preventing Sexual Harassment Table of Contents

DoDEA Americas DMEO Contacts

DMEO Program Manager

Phone: 678-364-6655
Blackberry: 678-554-9687
Fax: 770-632-8720

DMEO Counselor

Phone: 678-364-8013
Fax: 770-632-8720

Employees and applicants must contact the EEO Office at: 700 Westpark Drive, 3rd Floor, Peachtree City, GA 30269 (phone numbers above), within 45 days of the discriminating act to begin complaint counseling. EEO counselors assigned to process informal complaints are appointed by the EEO Chief. They are not advocates for management or the complainant, but serve as an impartial third party.


DoDEA Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity (DMEO) Program

EEO Complaint Process

Quick Reference Guide for Managers - Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Allegations

DoDEA EEO Policy

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

DoDEA EEO Regulation 5713.9

EEOC Regulations on Federal Sector EEO, 29 C.F.R. Part 1614

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Website