NIH Civil

NIH is committed to creating and maintaining a work environment that is free of harassment and other inappropriate conduct and holding all community members accountable for such behaviors regardless of position or status. Civil provides the entire NIH community with reporting tools and a process to review all allegations in an objective and consistent manner, identify inappropriate behaviors, and refer findings to management so they may ensure that inappropriate behavior is curtailed and addressed via corrective action.

Are you aware of a workplace situation involving uncivil behavior?  Contact the Civil Program. Uncivil behavior includes:

  • harassment
  • sexual harassment
  • inappropriate conduct
  • intimidation
  • bullying or 
  • other unproductive, disruptive, and/or violent behaviors
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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 you wish to pursue an EEO complaint, contact the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Office within 45 days of the discriminatory incident.

Understand your options. Learn more about the difference between the Civil Program and the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI).

Report a Concern

NIH Wellness

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


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

​​​​​​​Personal Relationships

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

Civil Process

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

Workplace Violence Prevention

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

​​​​​​​Other Resources

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

Help promote Civil services! Brochures and resource cards are available to print and distribute around the office. We also have the following anti-harassment posters: