Summary: H.Con.Res.359 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (08/12/1992)

Expresses the sense of the Congress that the Secretaries of the military departments should: (1) collect data on the number and disposition of sexual harassment and assault cases involving members of the armed forces; (2) ensure that crisis intervention and long-term counseling are available to the victims; (3) develop ongoing programs to educate members of the armed forces regarding the unacceptability and illegality of sexual harassment and assault and the sanctions imposed on violators; (4) implement an educational program for all members dealing with the prevention and risk reduction of sexual harassment and assault; (5) publicize their commitment against sexual harassment and assault by posting appropriate signs with phone numbers for victims to report incidents and obtain assistance; (6) reevaluate their existing methods of investigating and processing sexual harassment and assault complaints and consider alternative methods to provide effective enforcement; (7) reevaluate their existing sanctions to determine whether the sanctions serve as an effective deterrent; (8) determine whether adequate protections exist to ensure that members who report sexual harassment or assault do not experience retaliation and, if not, develop effective protections; and (9) protect members who report sexual harassment or assault against retaliation once a complaint is made and ensure that a subsequent investigation into the complainant's sexual orientation is not performed.