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POSH Guide: Unacceptable Behaviors

The following behaviors are unacceptable in the workplace.

  • Physical contact that includes touching, pinching, patting, kissing, rubbing up against, fondling, groping, grabbing or assault
  • Verbal sexual advances or propositions
  • Sexually suggestive or obscene letters, notes, invitations or email
  • Making or using sexual, derogatory comments, epithets, slurs and jokes
  • Leering, making sexual gestures, or displaying sexually suggestive objects, pictures, cartoons or posters
  • Displaying sexually-oriented pictures
  • Using sexually-oriented screen savers on your computer
  • Verbal abuse of a sexual nature, including graphic comments about an individual's body, or sexually degrading words to describe an individual
  • Unwanted sexual advances or attention
  • Obscene or sexual suggestive sounds
  • Obscene or suggestive gifts

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