A066 HB Committee #13 Report #18
House of Bishops Committee 13 - Committees & Commissions presents its Report #18 on Resolution A066 (Establish Interim Body to Oversee the Continuing Development of Anti-Harassment Best Practices, Model Policy Examples and Varied Training Materials) and moves:
Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring,
That the 80th General Convention direct the Executive Council to establish a Task Force pursuant to Canon I.1.2.o to oversee the continuing development and implementation of anti-harassment best practices, model policy examples, and varied training materials. The Task Force shall be comprised of at least nine (9) people who reflect the diversity of The Episcopal Church, to the degree possible, while also including those experienced in adult education, the prevention of sexual abuse, the prevention of employment discrimination, Human Resources, working with Title IV (including chancellors and Intake Officers), and working with survivors of abuse (including Victim Advocates); membership should also include at least three (3) persons from the Task Force to Develop Model Sexual Harassment Policies and Safe Church Training appointed in 2018; and be it further
Resolved, That the Task Force shall seek and consider feedback from local use and adaptation of the original model policy, from as diverse a group of communities within the Church as possible. The goal of the Task Force shall be to refine the Best Practices Guide, to gather samples of policies and practices in actual use across the Church, and to develop additional model policies for use in the broadest spectrum of church locations and extra-parochial communities; and be it further
Resolved, That the Church Pension Group be asked to collaborate with this effort and to appoint a member to serve on the Task Force; and be it further
Resolved, That the 80th General Convention of commit itself to the financial support of the continuing development of these materials, and training, as an element of its efforts to advance clergy wellness and reduce liability, as well as to the ability of all members of the Church to live into the Baptismal Covenant, seeking and serving Christ in all persons; and be it further
Resolved, That $75,000 be budgeted for the work of the Task Force over the next triennium.