OverviewThe Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is committed to providing a positive working and learning environment free from violence and threatening behavior.Individuals should be treated with courtesy and respect at all times.
The Institution will not tolerate threats, threatening conduct, or any other acts of aggression or violence in the workplace.This policy covers employees, postdocs, students, guests, and other individuals who have a relationship with the Institution which enables the Institution to exercise some control over their conduct in places and activities that relate to the Institution's business (e.g., Trustees, Corporation members, contractors, vendors, customers, etc.)In addition, this policy applies to all work-related settings and activities, whether inside or outside the workplace, and includes time at sea or in the field, business trips and business-related social events.
This list of behaviors, while not inclusive, provides examples of conduct that is prohibited.
Responsibilities & Reporting
Individuals are responsible for:
Investigation and Enforcement
The Institution will promptly and thoroughly investigate all reports of threats of (or actual) violence and of suspicious individuals or activities. The identity of the individual making a report will be protected as much as is practical and reasonably possible. Any individual determined to be responsible for conduct that is in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment or appointment, arrest and prosecution
Risk Reduction Measures
Information regarding warning signs and risk reduction measures may be found at http://www.whoi.edu/HR/page.do?pid=22079.
The Institution provides the services of an outside, independent, confidential Employee and Student Assistance Program (ESAP) for all employees, postdocs and students.You are encouraged to use these services should you feel the need for guidance.Up to eight visits are covered at no cost to the employee, postdoc, student or family member.The ESAP may be contacted directly at (800) 828-6025 or (508) 842-2780.