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.

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NIH Wellness Resources

​This section includes many resources to help you deal with stress, mediate conflict, and assist in effectively managing workplace and personal challenges.

Anti-Harassment Policies, Guidance, and Videos

​This section includes Anti-Harassment related policies and role-based toolkits to assist the NIH community.

​​​​​​​Personal Relationship Policy Statement and Guidance

​This section includes guidance and role-based toolkits to assist the NIH community.

Civil Program Process

This section provides guidance on what to expect after a concern is reported.

Workplace Violence Prevention Policies and Guidance

​This section provides guidance on workplace violence prevention and other areas in the Civil Program portfolio.

​​​​​​​Other Resources for the NIH Community

This section contains information on a wide variety of resources for the NIH community.

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