The committee returned to discussion about the complaint procedure and the questions outlined in Attachment B. Mr. Barry facilitated the committee's discussion about who would determine appropriate discipline. The committee discussed having a central office to file a complaint, providing a victim advocate, and allowing the complainant to decide if the complaint is formal or informal. The committee discussed the role of HR staff, third party investigators, and a legislative workplace culture committee.
The committee discussed allowing the complainant to decide if a formal or informal complaint should be filed unless the safety of the community is involved, and the role of the HR staff in determining what kind of complaint is filed. The committee discussed what safety of the community means. The committee discussed the role of a District Attorney and the General Assembly in incidents that involve criminal allegations. Mr. FitzSimons discussed how an administrative process and criminal process can be conducted simultaneously. Mr. FitzSimons handed out a flow chart to the committee with the resolution process [Attachment C]. The committee discussed the resolution process outlined in the flowchart.