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May 29, 2024

Bridging Island Spirit with Coast Guard Teamwork

“In the islands, we say, ‘It takes a village.’ In the Coast Guard, we say, ‘It takes a team’ to achieve mission success,” Petty Officer Second Class Vinnesha Blas, remarked.  These two ideals, echoed from island roots to the armed forces, pair in a perfect harmony that fully epitomizes Blas’ dedication to community, service, and teamwork.  Born in

Feb. 21, 2023

Know Your Retaliation Protections

Federal laws and policies prohibit agencies and organizations from punishing employees and job applicants for reporting or participating in processes that address employment discrimination and harassment. This means that Coast Guard military members, civilians, and applicants for employment have legal and policy protections against retaliation if

Feb. 14, 2023

Managers and supervisors: Here are the do's and don'ts of retaliation

For management officials, receiving an Equal Employment Opportunity/Equal Opportunity (EEO/EO) complaint can be frustrating and may create tension within the workplace that ultimately affects mission readiness. Supervisors may want to confront the person who filed the complaint or take some sort of action against them. Don’t do it! Any actions

Jan. 24, 2023

How to Spot and Report Retaliation

As the Civil Rights Directorate’s Anti-Retaliation Campaign continues, today’s topic is spotting and reporting retaliation. Workplace retaliation can take many forms and it is important for employees to understand how to identify retaliation and the ways to report it. But how does one determine if an action is retaliatory?Elements of

Jan. 17, 2023

Understanding Retaliation

Beginning today, the Civil Rights Directorate kicks off an Anti-Retaliation Campaign that will educate and inform the Coast Guard workforce about workplace retaliation. Stay tuned to the Civil Rights Directorate website from January 17th to March 1st for content covering topics like what employees’ rights and responsibilities are, how to remedy a