Effective Date: September 23, 2021
This policy supersedes the State of Delaware Domestic Policy (02/16/2010; Amended 02/2016)
Statement of Policy
The State of Delaware (State) promotes the health and safety of State employees; creates a supportive workplace for employees who are survivors/victims of domestic violence, sexual offense, and/or stalking in which employees can discuss and seek assistance regarding domestic violence. The purpose of this policy is to support employees who are survivors/victims of domestic violence and those impacted by domestic violence, and to provide a standard for human resource representatives to follow when responding to employees.
Scope of Policy
This policy applies to all employees of Executive Branch agencies, and for this policy, employees include all appointed, executive, merit, full-time, part-time, casual/seasonal, apprentices, temporary staff, volunteer paid and unpaid interns, joint employees, officers, and officials. The State will work with its contractors’ employer to address issues.
Download the policy here: State of Delaware Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence and Stalking Policy
Please follow this link to locate the HR Contact/Domestic Violence (DV) Coordinator for your department or state agency.
Exclusions or Exceptions: The Legislative and Judicial Branches, and Offices of Elected Officials are excluded, but are encouraged to adopt this policy.
If you feel that you are in danger, call 9-1-1
All hotline numbers are confidential and available 24/7. Hotline numbers are staff by trained professionals who will assist in safety planning and will refer to available resources. Services are available to victims who do not speak English or who are hearing impaired (for Delaware Relay Services, dial 711).
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