The FAA is committed to being a workplace of choice that is diverse, inclusive, engaged and where everyone's input is valued. All of us at the FAA want a workplace that values and respects all employees. Harassment and other offensive behaviors have no place in our work environment and will not be tolerated.

Through its oversight role, the Accountability Board ensures that allegations of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct and other types of harassment or misconduct that create an intimidating, hostile or offensive workplace based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, and reprisal, that are reported to management are handled in a timely, impartial, and uniform manner.

We are professionals and must abide by the highest standards required by our mission to provide for the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world. As professionals in the workplace, we are accountable for our actions. The Accountability Board was established in 1998 to ensure that each of us lives to that standard.

I strongly support and am fully committed to the mission and goals of the Accountability Board and expect the same from everyone at the FAA. As professionals, together with the Accountability Board, we can ensure a workplace free of harassment and other types of offensive behavior.

Information about the Accountability Board and how to report allegations of harassment may be found at: http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/ahr/offices/accountability_board/ or you may contact the Accountability Board directly at 202-267-3065.

Michael P. Huerta
Administrator
August 2013