Starting March 31, CPB will require annual harassment prevention training for employees of all stations receiving a Community Service Grant.
“All organizations, large or small, must systematically reinforce their employees’ understanding and intolerance of workplace harassment,” CPB President Pat Harrison said in an email to CSG recipients Friday.
CPB itself requires annual harassment prevention training as a condition of employment, Harrison said, “a practice which many of you follow and we consider appropriate for all public media stations that we support.”
The corporation will offer stations free online interactive training on topics including acceptable and unacceptable workplace behavior, and how to report and respond to violations.
Stations may also use a comparable training program, Harrison said. Every employee must take part in the training.
Training must be completed by Oct. 1. CPB’s office of grants administration will provide stations with further details, Harrison said.
Managers and employees at several public media organizations have been investigated following allegations of harassment over the past several months.