City of Watertown – Sexual Harassment Prevention Training (S9-23-3)

Issued Date
September 01, 2023

Audit Objective

Determine whether City of Watertown (City) employees and elected officials completed annual sexual harassment prevention training (SHP Training).

Key Findings

SHP Training was provided to employees and elected officials. However, there was a general lack of monitoring to ensure the SHP Training was completed by all employees and the City’s training completion records were unreliable. As a result, officials have no assurance all individuals who should have completed the 2021 SHP Training did so.

Key Recommendations

City officials should monitor completion of annual SHP Training by all employees and elected officials, supported by complete, accurate and reliable records.

City officials generally agreed with our recommendations and indicated they planned to initiate corrective action. Appendix B includes our comment on an issue raised in the City’s response letter.