Office of the President rebuilds sexual harassment investigative body


Posted at Mar 02 2017 05:52 PM

The Office of the President has rebuilt a committee investigating sexual harassment cases in the executive branch of government.

A memorandum signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea in behalf of President Rodrigo Duterte reconstituted the committee on decorum and investigation (CODI) of sexual harassment cases in the president's office.

Memorandum Order No. 11, issued on February 16 but only released to media in March, effectively amended section 2 of a memorandum creating the CODI in 2007, mandating the CODI of sexual harassment cases to be composed of 6 members:

3 management representatives, 1 of whom shall be the chairman;
1 2nd-level employees’ representative;
1 1st-level employees’ representative; and
1 accredited union representative.

A majority of all CODI members is required to issue findings and recommendations. The chair will only vote in the case of a tie between committee members.

Members of the CODI will serve two-year terms, unless they are replaced earlier.

The Civil Service Commission requires the creation of a CODI in every government agency to handle sexual harassment complaints. --with reports from Dexter Ganibe, DZMM