Widespread sexual harassment in the public sector makes implementing sexual harassment policy a decidedly necessary task. In this book, the authors focus on the implementation of policy in public sector organizations using an analysis of case studies and survey data. The authors identify four major challenges to implementing sexual harassment policies and examine each starting with a description and concluding with specific recommendations for overcoming the challenges in policy making.

Putting it All Together: Policy Implementation Models

Putting it all together: Policy implementation models

Previous chapters have identified a variety of issues and explored their relationship both to sexual harassment policy implementation and the other forces at work in their operation. For example, Chapter 4 examined definitions of sexual harassment, including both legal and perceptual definitions—factors that appear to affect individual definitions of sexual harassment—and how such definitional issues can confound effective implementation of sexual harassment policy. Other chapters have explored policy awareness and reporting behavior, employee perceptions of, and desires for, particular policies and processes, and reported rates of sexual harassment experience. Consistently, gender, age, and the presence of traditional gender views have been important in understanding these issues. This chapter brings all of these ...

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