Executive Order

Executive Order  No. 200: Sexual harassment

Date: 08/26/1981
Issuer: Edward J. King
Mass Register: No. 276
Amended by: Executive Order 240

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WHEREAS, sexual harassment undermines the integrity of the workplace and the personal dignity of the individual; and

WHEREAS, sexual harassment may involve a person of either sex against a person of the same or opposite sex; and

WHEREAS, it is the policy of the Commonwealth to prevent and eliminate sexual harassment in state employment, to ensure that state employees are permitted to work in an atmosphere free from sexual harassment;

NOW THEREFORE, I, Edward J. King, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the Commonwealth, do hereby order as follows:

The Executive Office of Administration and Finance shall establish procedures for the handling of grievances pertaining to sexual harassment in state employment in all state agencies under all Executive Offices, the Board of Regents of Higher Education and the Board of Education. Said grievance procedures shall be posted by every state agency, appointing authority, board, commission, or office subject to this order.

Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston this 26th day of August in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and eighty-one and of the Independence of the United States of America two-hundred and six.

Edward J. King


Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Michael Joseph Connolly

Secretary of the Commonwealth

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