The Smithsonian is committed to maintaining a work environment that is free from harassment and workplace violence. An environment where people feel welcome, respected, safe, and valued is necessary for all individuals to contribute to their fullest potential.
The SI Civil Program is a resource that Smithsonian employees and affiliated persons may use to report harassment, threats of violence, incidents of intimidation, or other concerning behaviors, and get information about appropriate next steps. The goal and mission of SI Civil is to empower employees and affiliated persons to communicate workplace concerns and facilitate the resolutions of those concerns as quickly as possible.
It is the responsibility of Smithsonian managers and supervisors to maintain a harassment-free and safe work environment and to take prompt and effective action when situations covered by the policies arise. The success of the SI Civil Program requires the commitment of all Smithsonian employees and affiliated persons.