Governor’s Taskforce on Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Policy
Amending Executive Order Number JBE 2017-30
WHEREAS, the Governor’s Taskforce on Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Policy (hereafter Taskforce), was established and created within the executive department, Office of the Governor through Executive Order Number JBE 2017-30 on December 6, 2017, and as amended by Executive Order Number JBE 2018-06 on February 26, 2018;
WHEREAS, the Taskforce is required to make specific actionable recommendations for changes to each agency’s sexual harassment and discrimination policies to ensure that there is a uniform process among all agencies within the executive branch, including development of a protocol for sexual harassment and discrimination policy orientation and for employees promoted to supervisory positions;
WHEREAS, House Bill No. 524 of the 2018 Regular Session, passed unanimously by both houses of the Legislature of Louisiana, adopts many of the recommendations of the Taskforce, including mandatory training on sexual harassment prevention for all public servants, additional training for public servants in supervisory roles, and a comprehensive policy on identifying specific inappropriate behaviors, reporting, and preventing sexual harassment in the public workplace; and
WHEREAS, Executive Order Number JBE 2017-30, as amended by Executive Order Number JBE 2018-06, is effective until the Task Force has completed the tasks required in the Order, unless amended, modified, terminated or rescinded by the Governor.
NOW THEREFORE, I, JOHN BEL EDWARDS, Governor of the State of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution and laws of the State of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:
SECTION 1: The Taskforce has completed the tasks required by Executive Order Number JBE 2017-30, as amended by Executive Order Number JBE 2018-06, and therefore, Executive Order Number 2017-30, as amended by Executive Order Number JBE 2018-06, shall cease to be effective.
SECTION 2: This Order is effective upon signature.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the City of Baton Rouge, on this 14th day of May, 2018.
John Bel Edwards
Secretary of State