Harassment Reporting Center now available

WASHINGTON — As part of the agency’s ongoing commitment to prevent harassment, protect our employees from harassment, and hold accountable those who commit these egregious acts, we are excited to announce the Forest Service Harassment Reporting Center was launched November 6, 2017.

The Harassment Reporting Center is operated by skilled and extensively trained contracted representatives and provides a single, dedicated resource for reporting all forms of harassment. The center is available to employees, supervisors and anyone who does business with the Forest Service, seven days a week, from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Eastern. You can reach a Harassment Reporting Center representative by calling the toll-free number: (844) 815-8943.

Even if you choose not to call the Harassment Reporting Center to report harassment you still have the ability to report harassment directly to a management official. Management officials who receive a report should complete the Management Harassment Notification Form, FS-1700-0007, and call the Harassment Reporting Center to submit the report.

As a reminder, the Anti-Harassment Policy and Harassment Reporting Center are not meant to replace the Equal Employment Opportunity complaint process. Filing a report of harassment through the Anti-Harassment process does not extend any timeframes to file an EEO complaint. Employees who believe they have been subjected to discrimination have the right to file an EEO complaint within 45 days of the discriminatory act and can do so by contacting an EEO counselor at (404) 347-1908.  

“Standing Together, Against Harassment” is everyone’s responsibility. Our agency has strongly communicated our enduring vow to ensure those who commit acts of harassment or bullying are held accountable for their behavior. Those who experience, witness or receive a report of harassment are encouraged to call the Harassment Reporting Center. 

If you have questions regarding the enhanced Anti-Harassment Policy or the Harassment Reporting Center, you can contact your servicing Employee Relations Specialist at Employee Relations Supervisor / Specialist Contact (intranet site) or your Civil Rights Director at Civil Rights Director Contact (intranet site) for additional information or assistance. To access the latest version of the FS Harassment Policy, please visit: FSM 1760, Chapter 1765 - Anti-Harassment (intranet site).