Implementing Sexual Harassment Policy: Challenges for the Public Sector Workplace

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Laura A. Reese & Karen E. Lindenberg

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    Acknowledgments

    We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to several individuals central to the completion of this book with the usual proviso that only we remain responsible for any shortcomings. First and foremost, we'd like to thank Joe Ohren for editing, substantive support, moral support for both authors, and spousal support for Laura. Thanks are also due to former graduate assistants Kellee Remer and Adella Santos for coding and data entry assistance, Richard Elling for helpful comments on the manuscript, and Paula Sanch for graphics assistance.

    This research has been supported by the Graduate School at Eastern Michigan University and also through a Career Development Chair from Wayne State University. We would also like to thank the Human Resources and Affirmative Action staffs at both the “City” and the “University” for their assistance. Finally, thanks are due to Catherine Rossbach and the editorial staff at Sage Publications for making this all possible.

    Dedication

    To Joe Ohren, for everything, and Colleen Croxall, Jan Edwards, George Edwards, Dave Samuels, Carol Schramek, and Jan Wassilak

    LAR

    To my family

    KEL
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    About the Authors

    Laura A. Reese has academic training in public administration. She currently teachers in the Masters in Urban Planning program, where her courses are in quantitative methods, local economic development, and race/gender issues in urban planning. While she has an extensive record of publication on issues related to local economic development and urban management, she has also continued her research agenda on public personnel issues, specifically sexual harassment policy and the effectiveness of merit pay plans. She has presented conference papers, has published on the subject of sexual harassment, and has been a guest lecturer on the topic. Her research on the impact of personnel training and education on economic development policies and procedures combines her interests in these areas.

    Karen E. Lindenberg is a personnel specialist with extensive experience in both academic and applied settings. She has served as faculty Grievance Officer, has consulted with a number of local governments on personnel issues and policies and procedures, and teaches personnel management and collective bargaining courses. Currently she is serving as Director of the Masters in Public Administration Program at Eastern Michigan University. She has examined issues related to sexual harassment policy implementation for the past several years, presenting conference papers and publishing articles on the topic. She is often an invited speaker for personnel or union groups on topics from sexual harassment to total quality management and has extensive mediation and arbitration experience.


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