Audit of the National Institutes of Health's Efforts To Ensure a Safe and Respectful Workplace
The 2022 Consolidated Appropriations Act (P.L. 117-103) mandated the NIH Director to require NIH-funded institutions to report to the NIH "when individuals identified as principal investigator or as key personnel in an NIH notice of award are removed from their position or are otherwise disciplined due to concerns about harassment, bullying, retaliation, or hostile working conditions." NIH expects recipient institutions to have policies and practices in place that foster an environment free from harassment and other forms of inappropriate conduct that can result in a hostile work environment. NIH recipients should provide safe and respectful working conditions for their employees to foster work environments that promote innovation by leveraging different backgrounds, experiences, and points of view. We will determine: (1) whether NIH has implemented the Federal requirement for NIH-funded institutions to report individuals who have been removed or disciplined due to concerns about harassment, bullying, retaliation, or hostile working conditions, and (2) how NIH has used the reported information to improve work environments and promote a diverse workforce at NIH-funded institutions.
|Announced or Revised||Agency||Title||Component||Report Number(s)||Expected Issue Date (FY)|
|November 2023||National Institutes of Health||Audit of the National Institutes of Health's Efforts To Ensure a Safe and Respectful Workplace||Office of Audit Services||WA-24-0001 (W-00-24-59484)||2025|