Town of New Hartford – Sexual Harassment Prevention Training (S9-23-11)

Issued Date
September 08, 2023

Audit Objective

Determine whether Town of New Hartford (Town) employees and elected officials completed annual sexual harassment prevention training (SHP Training).

Key Findings

SHP Training was provided to most employees and elected officials. Of the 20 total individuals we tested (11 selected employees and all nine elected officials), three employees or 27 percent of employees tested and six elected officials did not complete the annual SHP Training.

Additionally, the Town excluded new hires at the Highway Department who started after April’s scheduled session from SHP Training.

Key Recommendations

Ensure all employees complete annual SHP Training and encourage elected officials to complete the training.

Town officials generally agreed with our recommendations and have indicated they planned to initiate corrective action.