Cattaraugus County – Sexual Harassment Prevention Training (S9-23-06)

Issued Date
September 29, 2023

Audit Objective

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

Key Findings

SHP Training was provided to employees and elected officials. However, of the 150 total individuals we tested (125 selected employees and all 25 elected officials), 36 employees or 29 percent of employees tested, and 18 elected officials did not complete the annual SHP Training.

Key Recommendation

County officials should monitor the completion of annual SHP Training by all employees and elected officials.

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