Mr. Barry reviewed Section IV. of Attachment C, concerning formal workplace harassment complaints against partisan staff and members. The committee discussed matters related to confidentiality and redaction of investigatory reports.
The committee gave the OLLS staff direction to update the recommendations to reflect the position of all six members of the committee regarding investigatory reports. The recommendations previously did not have the input of all of the committee members. Mr. Barry reviewed the requested changes to page 6, Section VI. C. a., to state that one member of the committee recommended that the parties receive a redacted report. He continued to review the requested changes, including changing page 4, line 27, to strike "three" and substitute "four". Mr. Barry reviewed the requested change as it relates to recommendations on page 4, lines 32 to 36, and that the recommendations should reflect that one member recommended that legislative leadership should receive a redacted report in cases involving partisan staff. Finally, he reviewed the requested changes regarding the language regarding cases in which a resolution for reprimand, censure, or expulsion is introduced.