Message to VA on sexual harassment: ‘Do better’

By Leo Shane III

A bipartisan group of lawmakers are pressing Veterans Affairs officials to “do better” in dealing with sexual harassment at department facilities, including expanding training on the issue to all employees and contractors.

“Sexual harassment not only creates a barrier to healthcare, but to all resources and benefits that women veterans have earned,” key leaders from the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee wrote in a letter to VA Secretary Robert Wilkie on Tuesday.

“Moreover, VA employees who experience sexual harassment are not empowered to serve veterans to the best of their abilities and talents because they feel uncomfortable and unsafe at work.”

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