Order Establishing the Governor’s Task Force On Sexual Harassment And Discrimination Law And Policy
SECTION 1: Before March
1, 2019, all agencies within the executive branch shall review their own
policies and procedures, and orientation and training protocol for complying
with State of Nevada Executive Branch Sexual Harassment and Discrimination
Policy, as revised on April 18, 2018, and submit to the Attorney General or
designee a report regarding such policies, procedures, and training protocol.
SECTION 2: The
Governor’s Task Force on Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Policy (“Task
Force”) is established within the executive department, Office of the Governor.
3: The duties of the Task Force include, but are not
limited to, the following:
Review of federal and State sexual harassment and discrimination
laws, regulations, and policies;
Review of sexual harassment and discrimination prevention plans
and training procedures of each agency within the executive branch;
Review of current sexual harassment and discrimination orientation
and training policies and procedures for each agency of the executive branch,
including those used to train supervisors in managing sexual harassment and
Review of current allegation reporting and investigation protocol
for claims of sexual harassment and discrimination;
Review of current privacy protections for parties to such
allegation reports and investigations;
Review of current recommended and mandated action once such
investigations are complete;
Development of particularized and actionable recommendations for
improving current sexual harassment and discrimination prevention plans and
training procedures, allegation reporting and investigation protocol, and
privacy protection safeguards;
Development of models for such policies, procedures, and training
within executive branch agencies; and
Consideration of other related items as directed by the Governor.
SECTION 4: The Task Force
shall be comprised of a maximum of eleven (11) members. Unless otherwise
specified, each member shall be designated by and serve at the pleasure of the
Governor and meet the qualifications of one of the categories below.
The Attorney General of the State of Nevada
The Executive Director of the Department of Administration
The Administrator of the Nevada Equal Rights Commission
A representative from the William S. Boyd School of Law, who will
represent higher education interests
A sexual harassment and discrimination victims’ rights advocate
A representative of local law enforcement
An individual with expertise in medical and psychological
treatment of sexual harassment and discrimination victims
A representative of a labor union that represents the interests of
culinary and hospitality workers in Nevada’s resort industry
A representative of a Nevada chamber of commerce
representative of a county with a population of fewer than 100,000 people
representative of the Nevada Resort Association
SECTION 5: The Attorney
General of the State of Nevada is appointed Chair of the Task Force.
SECTION 6: The advocate for
sexual harassment and discrimination victims’ rights shall serve as Vice Chair
of the Task Force.
SECTION 7: The
Chair shall have the authority to issue guidelines for operation of the Task
Force and to amend such guidelines as necessary. The Task Force Chair may
form working groups, in consultation with the Office of the Governor, chaired
by one or more members of the Task Force and comprised of individuals with
subject matter expertise pertinent to the focus of the particular working
group. The Chair of the Task Force shall identify and approve matters for
review by any working group.
SECTION 8: The
Office of the Governor, the Office of the Attorney General, and the Department
of Administration will provide support staff, facilities, and resources to the Task
Force at the Chair’s request and in consultation with the Office of the
SECTION 9: Members
of the Task Force shall serve in a volunteer capacity and without compensation.
SECTION 10: The Task Force
shall meet at regular intervals and at the discretion and call of the Task
SECTION 11: All meetings of
the Task Force and any working groups of the Task Force shall comply with the
Nevada Open Meeting Law, as codified in NRS Chapter 241.
SECTION 12: All records
documenting the Task Force’s discussions, deliberations, and recommendations shall
be retained and transferred to the Nevada State Library and Archives for
retention pursuant to State retention policies.
SECTION 13: This Order is
effective upon signature and shall remain in force, unless amended, modified,
terminated, or rescinded by the Governor, until the Task Force completes the
assignments outlined in Section 3 and prepares and transmits a report to the
Governor with findings and recommendations.