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Anti-Harassment and Civility

NHGRI is committed to maintaining a work environment that is courteous, respectful, and free from harassing behaviors for its employees, contractors, volunteers, interns, and visitors. 

Eric Green

From the Director

I am committed to safeguarding our work environment, one that is free of sexual and other forms of inappropriate harassment or discrimination. NHGRI has a no-tolerance policy in this regard, and this extends to work environments in all settings, including NHGRI-funded locations. Inappropriate workplace behavior and unlawful harassment are inconsistent with the Institute's fundamental values. Harassment damages the careers of those who have encountered it and can leave scars and psychological effects that reverberate for a lifetime. To foster and support a work environment free of harassment, NHGRI is bolstering its policies, guidelines, requirements, and communications to make our expectations clear to the Institute's workforce. This page provides staff with the official policies, reporting channels, tool kits, and relevant resources that can be used in our workplace to prevent harassment.

Eric Green

Report harassment and other inappropriate conduct

  • Call the Anti-Harassment Hotline on (833) 224-3829

  • Submit concerns through civilworkplace.nih.gov

  • Call the main Civil line on (301) 402-4845

  • File an EEO complaint through the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at www.edi.nih.gov/resolutions

  • Contact the Office of Intramural Training and Education if you are a trainee or fellow.


NIH Implicit Bias Training
Presentation by Hannah A. Valentine, M.D.
NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity
October 23, 2019

NIH Anti-Harassment Policy and Videos

Anti-Harassment Q&A

Articles and Commentary

Too Many Seniors White Academics Still Resist Recognizing Racism
July 28, 2020

Humanity Binds Us
Association of American Medical Colleges
July 24, 2020

Commentary: For Black Scientists, the Sorrow Is Also Personal 
July 23, 2020

NHGRI Anti-Harassment and Civility Working Group

Ellen M. Rolfes, M.A.
Ellen M. Rolfes, M.A.
  • Director
  • Division of Management
Emily E. Neveux
Emily E. Neveux
  • Chief
  • Management Analysis and Workforce Development Branch
Sarah A. Bates
Sarah A. Bates, M.S., M.A.
  • Chief, Office of Communications
  • National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH
Paul Cheung
Paul Cheung
  • Management Analyst
  • Management Analysis and Workforce Development Branch
William Pavan
William J. Pavan, Ph.D.
  • Senior Investigator
  • Computational and Statistical Genomics Branch
Julie Segre
Julie Segre, Ph.D.
  • Chief and Senior Investigator
  • Translational and Functional Genomics Branch
Faith Plante
Faith Harrow Plante, Ph.D.
  • Training Program Coordinator
  • Intramural Training Office
Daphne Bell
Daphne W. Bell, Ph.D.
  • Senior Investigator
  • Cancer Genetics and Comparative Genomics Branch

Last updated: March 21, 2023