Reminder: Each year, NASA awards more than $3 billion in Federal financial assistance to hundreds of recipient institutions. NASA is committed to promoting safe, productive research and education environments for current and future scientists and engineers. To this end, on April 9, 2020, NASA instituted the Reporting Requirements Regarding Findings of Harassment, Sexual Harassment, Other Forms of Harassment, or Sexual Assault term and condition following publication in the Federal Register (85 FR 13934). A copy of this Federal Register publication is attached.
NASA award recipients are reminded that they are required to report to NASA:
(1) Any finding/determination regarding the Principal Investigator (PI) or any Co-Investigator (Co-I) that demonstrates a violation of the recipient’s policies or codes of conduct, relating to sexual harassment, other forms of harassment, or sexual assault; and/or
(2) if the PI or any Co-I is placed on administrative leave or if any administrative action has been imposed on the PI or any Co-I by the recipient relating to any finding/ determination or an investigation of an alleged violation of the recipient’s policies or codes of conduct, statutes, regulations, or executive orders relating to sexual harassment, other forms of harassment, or sexual assault.
Such reports must be submitted to NASA within ten (10) business days from the date of the finding/determination, the date of the PI or Co-I’s placement on administrative leave by the recipient, or the imposition of an administrative action. Recipients agree to insert the substance of this term and condition into any subaward/subcontract involving a Co-I, and are responsible for ensuring that all reports, including those related to Co-Is, comply with this term and condition.
The entire term and condition, including report content requirements and reporting mechanisms, is found in the attached Federal Register publication.
Questions? If you have any questions, please contact the Equal Opportunity Programs Division of NASA’s Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity at firstname.lastname@example.org.