Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) wants to rid the federal workforce of individuals convicted of sexual assault.
A GAO report analyzed how land management agencies protect their employees from extremist violence.
Police in Ohio said a Postal employee showed up to work in the nude and then proceeded to murder his supervisor and the local postmaster.
President Trump’s new Executive Order focuses on preventing violence against law enforcement officers, but leaves out other government employees.
Some recent incidents highlight the need for federal employees to remain alert to the presence of possible violent actions in their workplaces.
Why aren’t agencies and organizations better prepared for workplace violence? The author reports on one agency that has an exceptional program in place
Physical violence is an act that transcends the ability to enact any type of conflict management or mitigating actions to resolve issues. A zero tolerance policy is a deterrent and like most deterrents it is a reactionary tool. There are many avenues to resolve conflict and as professionals, it is our responsibility to act with reason and intellect.
Organizations prepared to deal with violence are the exception rather than the rule. There were 564 workplace homicides in 2005, and homicide is the leading cause of death for women at work and the second leading cause of fatal occupational injury for men.
Violence in the workplace can happen anywhere. Despite the myths that often accompany violent behavior, agencies can take action that can prevent violence.