DEFINITION: Unwelcomed sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, verbal comments, and physical conduct of a sexual nature where submission, to or rejection of them can impact or interfere with someone's job, pay, or career. Guideline apply 24/7 on or off-installation.
Quid Pro Quo: Conditions placed on a person's career or terms of employment in return for sexual favors.
Hostile Environment: When personnel are subjected to offensive, unwanted, and unsolicited comments or behaviors of a sexual nature.
Verbal: Jokes, comments, whistling, or pet names.
Nonverbal: Staring, displays, messaging, or music.
Physical Contact: Touching, cornering, or kissing.
Anonymous: Encourages reporting and keeps anonymity.
Informal: Direct approach, third party, or chain of command.
Formal: Equal opportunity (EO) compliant form filed within 60 days; commanders are notified.
SEXUAL HARASSMENT is punishable with the full range of administrative, non-judicial, and judicial actions.