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File #: 180480    Version: Name: Administrative Code - Office of Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Introduced: 5/8/2018 In control: Clerk of the Board
On agenda: Final action: 9/13/2018
Enactment date: 9/13/2018 Enactment #: 215-18
Title: Ordinance amending the Administrative Code to establish, and to set rules governing the appointment of the Director and the qualifications and duties of employees of the Office of Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention (Office) as a City department under the direction and oversight of the Human Rights Commission, which Office shall be responsible for: 1) receiving complaints concerning the manner in which any City department has responded or failed to respond to allegations of sexual assault or sexual harassment, and assisting complainants in navigating within City government to resolve those complaints; 2) compelling the attendance of City officers or employees at meetings with complainants; 3) notifying relevant City departments of any failure, in connection with a complaint of sexual assault or sexual harassment, to perform a duty imposed by law, or to perform a promised act, or to respond reasonably to the complainant’s or Office’s requests, or to otherwise fully and conscientiously respond to the complainant’s or the Office’s concerns, and reporting to the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors if any City department so notified fails to take timely and adequate corrective action; 4) in certain cases, referring City officers and employees to appropriate disciplinary authorities for possible professional or administrative discipline; 5) requiring City departments to report aggregated or otherwise de-identified information concerning the department’s handling of allegations of sexual assault and harassment; 6) engaging with community members to develop recommendations for improving the City’s efforts to combat sexual assault and harassment, and making related recommendations to City policymakers; 7) making regular reports to the Human Rights Commission; and 8) maintaining the confidentiality of information required by law to be kept confidential, and respecting complainants’ wishes for confidentiality to the maximum extent permitted by law.
Sponsors: Hillary Ronen, Catherine Stefani, Jane Kim, Sandra Lee Fewer, Malia Cohen, Katy Tang, Ahsha Safai, Norman Yee, Aaron Peskin, Vallie Brown, Rafael Mandelman
Attachments: 1. Leg Ver1, 2. Leg Dig Ver1, 3. Referral FYI 051818, 4. DOSW Memo 061418, 5. Comm Pkt 062018, 6. DOSW Recommendation 061918, 7. Leg Ver2, 8. Leg Dig Ver2, 9. Budget Analyst Rpt 071918, 10. Comm Pkt 071918, 11. Leg Ver3, 12. Leg Dig Ver3, 13. Board Pkt 073118, 14. Board Pkt 090418, 15. Leg Final
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