A bipartisan committee of state lawmakers tasked with improving the Capitol’s workplace culture and handling of sexual harassment complaints has managed to find common ground in some areas, but big disagreements remain.
The proposals agreed on at the committee’s meeting last week include the creation of a website to allow people to anonymously raise concerns. The panel also wants to set up both an informal and formal complaint process and hire an extra HR staff person. And there is support for the idea of removing legislative leaders from deciding on disciplinary actions against fellow lawmakers. Instead that would be left up to a panel.
The workplace study interim committee still has major areas of disagreement, and those may not be ironed out during its final meeting October 11.
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