Delay in Anti-Harassment Policies Flagged by Science Committee
Leaders of the House Science Committee sent a letter to the White House last week registering concern that it has not met deadlines for anti-harassment provisions in the CHIPS and Science Act.
Committee Chair Frank Lucas (R-OK) and Ranking Member Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) wrote that the Office of Science and Technology Policy has not yet produced an inventory of anti-harassment policies, procedures, and resources across science agencies, a prerequisite for creating cross-government guidelines.
The act requires these guidelines to be released within six months of the completion of the inventory.
Separately, eight science societies sent a letter to OSTP in December 2023 that also raised concern about OSTP’s “lack of public action” on the inventory. (Three AIP Member Societies are signatories of that letter.)