10 U.S. Code § 481a. Workplace and gender relations issues: surveys of Department of Defense civilian employees
The Secretary of Defense shall carry out every other fiscal year a survey of civilian employees of the Department of Defense to solicit information on gender issues, including issues relating to gender-based assault, harassment, and discrimination, and the climate in the Department for forming professional relationships between male and female civilian employees of the Department.
(b)Elements.—Each survey conducted under this section shall be conducted so as to solicit information on the following:
Indicators of positive and negative trends for professional and personal relationships between male and female civilian employees of the Department of Defense.
The effectiveness of current processes for complaints on and investigations into gender-based assault, harassment, and discrimination involving civilian employees of the Department.
Any other issues relating to assault, harassment, or discrimination involving civilian employees of the Department that the Secretary considers appropriate.
(c)Report to .—
Upon the completion of a survey under this section, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report containing the results of the survey.
Termination of Reporting Requirements
For termination, effective Dec. 31, 2021, of provisions in subsec. (c) of this section requiring submittal of report to Congress, see section 1061 of Pub. L. 114–328, set out as a note under section 111 of this title.