NOAA Workplace Harassment & Training Policy



  1. Explain to each employee/affiliate (as defined in the solicitation and contract, or the Notice of Funding Opportunity and award) assigned under the contract, grant, or cooperative agreement the definitions of sexual assault and sexual harassment, and that sexual assault and sexual harassment will not be tolerated.
  2. Encourage each employee/affiliate assigned under the contract, grant, or cooperative agreement to immediately report instances (whether they observe or are the victim) of sexual assault or sexual harassment.
  3. Provide the available resources/ways to report as prescribed in the contract, grant, or cooperative agreement and below.
  4. Provide a copy of the Solicitation and Contract Language (contracts/orders) or Notice of Funding Announcement and Award Language (grants/cooperative agreements) addressing sexual assault and sexual harassment


Ways to Report Instances of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment:



Resources Available


For all NOAA employees, affiliates, and contractor employees who have experienced sexual assault or sexual harassment, NOAA has established the NOAA Sexual Assault/Sexual Harassment (SASH) helpline.  This helpline is designed to provide crisis intervention, referrals, and emotional support to all NOAA victims and/or survivors of sexual harassment or sexual assault.  All NOAA employees, contractor employees, and affiliates may use the helpline to receive live, confidential, one-on-one support regardless of the place or time of an occurrence, even if an incident occurs outside of the workplace or is unrelated to work. All services are anonymous, secure, and available worldwide, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The NOAA SASH helpline is accessible through a variety of channels, including: