Chairman Gowdy Statement on FEMA Investigation into Workplace Misconduct

Published: Jul 30, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy released the following statement after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued the results of an internal investigation concerning their former Chief Component Human Capital Officer’s gross sexual misconduct.

“The revelations in today’s FEMA report are deeply alarming. Any agency employee, much less the top human resources official, engaging in pervasive harassment, bullying, and gross misconduct is disturbing and enraging. It is equally concerning this behavior was allowed to continue for so long.

 Misconduct and harassment are unacceptable and illegal. Government officials must be held accountable for their actions. Federal employees who have witnessed — or are victims of — harassment or misconduct are encouraged to report their first-hand accounts to the Committee. We are committed to protecting all whistleblowers who come forward. 

We will pursue this issue further as we work to ensure federal employees engaging in harassment and misconduct are held accountable.”