Discussing the Undiscussables: Gender, Harassment, Discrimination, Favoritism and All That

Back when I worked for pay in Region 2, our Regional Leadership Team had a couple of discussions around “undiscussables”. One I remember was about the Regional Forester overruling a Forest Supervisor on a resource decision. In my experience, just talking about it openly took out some of the underlying tension. But don’t believe me! …

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USDA OIG Harassment Survey and Report in Forest Service Region 5 Released

Posted today: The FS response here. Here are some actions that the FS is doing or is going to do. Opened the Harassment Reporting Center (Nov. 2017): The Forest Service Harassment Reporting Center is a single office dedicated to receiving all reports of all types of harassment. The Harassment Reporting Center is open seven days …

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Sexual Harassment in the Forest Service- What Would You Do?

Let’s take a look at this Congressional testimony by Lesa Donnelly. Here are some claims she makes: Region 5 is equivalent to the rest of the Forest Service The problem is more or less the same across land management agencies In the Obama administration, political leaders were responsible for the different reactions (the difference between …

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US Forest Service Finds 34 Cases Of Sexual Harassment After Internal Review: Daily Caller

Some of us have wondered why the Daily Caller was the only media outlet to report on the Tooke affair. It turns out that they have reported on sexual harassment in the Forest Service previously, most recently only a few months agao, 11/20/17 here: After decades of denying it, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has …

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