Okefenokee Technical College

Okefenokee Technical College 2013-2014 Catalog

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Sexual Harassment

Within thirty (30) business days following the filing of a complaint, the Coordinator will conduct an investigation of the alleged incident. This investigation may include compiling any and all documentation involved in the claim, interviews and/or sworn statements from all individuals involved. Within five (5) business days after concluding the investigation, the Coordinator will review the evidence gathered during the investigation and make a written report presenting findings of fact, investigative conclusions and recommendations as to any disciplinary action to be taken, if appropriate. The report shall be made to the President of the college. A copy of the report shall be given to the Complaining Party and Accused Offender. Upon reasonable request, the President may grant the Coordinator additional time for completing the investigation or written report.

The Accused Offender (referred to as the Respondent) or Complaining Party may respond to the report of the Coordinator. Written responses must be submitted to the President within ten (10) business days from receipt of the Coordinator's report. Requests to meet with the President shall be submitted in writing within five (5) days of the receipt of the report. The President (or Assistant Commissioner) shall meet with the Complaining Party or the Respondent within a reasonable time. This meeting may be informal and include other individuals at the discretion of the President.

Within a reasonable time the President (or Assistant Commissioner) shall evaluate all evidence presented and make a decision regarding a resolution. This decision shall be in writing and copied to the Complaining Party and the Respondent. Such decisions shall include a statement of the right to appeal the President's decision to the Commissioner, Technical College System of Georgia. A total time period from receipt of complaint to the President's (or Assistant Commissioner's) decision should not exceed thirty (30) business days.