The NIH Civil Program

The Civil Program’s mission is to foster civility throughout the NIH community. Contact the Civil Program if you become aware of a workplace situation involving uncivil behavior, such as harassment, sexual harassment, inappropriate conduct, intimidation, bullying, or other unproductive, disruptive, and/or violent behaviors.

Important Note: Raising an allegation with the Civil Program is not equivalent to or in lieu of filing an EEO Complaint of Discrimination, under 29 C.F.R. 1614, or a grievance under the administrative or negotiated procedures included in the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). If an employee wishes to pursue an EEO complaint, they must contact EDI within 45 days of the discriminatory incident in order to file a Pre-Complaint of Discrimination. Once an EEO complaint is filed with an allegation of discriminatory workplace harassment, EDI will notify the Institute/Center/Office (ICO) and the Civil Program of the allegation, which will initiate NIH's obligation to conduct an administrative inquiry.

Report a Concern

​This section includes Anti-Harassment related policies and role-based toolkits to assist the NIH community.
​This section includes guidance and role-based toolkits to assist the NIH community.
​This section provides guidance on what to expect after a concern is reported.
​This section provides guidance on workplace violence prevention and other areas in the Civil Program portfolio.
​This section contains information on a wide variety of resources for the NIH community.

Contact Civil

Call the Anti-Harassment Hotline on 833-224-3829 to reach the call center.

Call the main line on 301-40C-ivil (301-402-4845) to reach a member of the Civil Team.

For those (callers or employees) who are Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, or Speech Impaired, the Federal Relay Service provides free telecommunications relay services (TRS).

View your preferred relay service.

Civil is not intended to be used as a substitute for calling 911 when an individual feels police or emergency help is needed. To ask questions or share concerns regarding the NIH Civil Program or if you would like a presentation tailored to meet the needs of your organization, contact your Civil Team member.