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Alaska Legislature adopts new sexual harassment policy


April 26, 2018

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Legislature on Monday revised its sexual harassment policy to allow for the use of outside investigators in cases involving legislators under certain circumstances.

The Legislature’s human resources manager would have the discretion to decide whether to hire an independent investigator, but the presiding officer or minority leader could also make a request for an outside investigator.

The policy, adopted by the Legislative Council, also includes an appeals process and formal and informal reporting procedures. It calls for

“appropriate corrective or di...

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