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April is Workplace Violence Awareness Month

​​Please join the NIH Civil Program and the Office of Research Services (ORS) on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, to learn more about workplace violence and bullying prevention, shelter-in-place and emergency preparedness procedures, safety and security in the workplace, and the resources available to the NIH community.

This event will be held in Building 45 (Natcher), Balcony C, from 12:30pm to 4:00pm.

 Workplace Violence Awareness Month Event Schedule:

  •  12:30pm – 12:45pm: Welcoming Remarks
  •  12:45pm – 2:30pm: NIH Safety and Security Training

Prevention of Workplace Violence: NIH Civil Program
Megan Skidmore, MPA & Tom Chiarizia, MA
NIH Civil Program Coordinators
Office of Human Resources

Emergency Preparedness Procedures
David Haupt, MS
Emergency Management Specialist
Office of Research Services.

Active Shooter Training
Sergeant Michael McGraw
Intelligence Coordinator
Division of Police

2:30pm – 3:00pm: Addressing Workplace Bullying (Definition, Impact, Response)

Jose Gonzalez, Ph.D.
Training Program Manager
Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

3:00pm – 3:30pm: What is an Order of Protection and How Do You Obtain One

Lieutenant Robin Lewis
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office
Family Justice Center
Domestic Violence Section

3:30pm – 3:45pm: Closing Remarks

There will also be outreach tables in the adjacent atrium from 12:30pm – 3:30pm from the following offices: Employee Assistance Program, Division of Emergency Management, Occupational Medical Service, Office of the Ombudsman, the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, the NIH Police, and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.

We encourage you to attend any sessions that interests you or you may call into the event at:
1-650-479-3208 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)
1-877-668-4493 Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada)
Access code: 625 192 355

Individuals with disabilities who need Sign Language Interpreters and/or reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Caviaunce Phillips at 301-451-3673 or  

To learn more about the NIH Civil Program or if you would like to report any instances of workplace violence, please call 301-402-4845 or visit

Free and confidential drop-in consultation & counseling services are available at the NIH Employee Assistance Program (EAP) in Building 31, Room B2B57 if you would like to schedule an appointment with a licensed mental health professional. For more information, please call 301-496-3164 or visit   

Confidential consultations can also be scheduled with the NIH Office of the Ombudsman at 301-594-7231. For more information about their services, please visit