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Office of Work-Life (CG-111)

Office of Work-Life Programs : Workplace Violence and Threatening Behavior Program

Who is Eligible for this Program?
The Work-Place Violence and Threatening Behavior Program is applicable to the following members of Team Coast Guard:

  • Active Duty and Reservists
  • Civil Service employees
  • Exchange System and MWR employees

Purpose of Program
The Work-Place Violence and Threatening Behavior Program is intended to establish prevention and intervention policy and procedures for managing workplace violence and threatening behavior in the Coast Guard.

Definitions
The following definitions apply to the Work-Place Violence and Threatening Behavior Program:

  • Workplace Violence is any act or attempted act of physical aggression or harm by an individual that occurs at the workplace. Examples include:
    • Causing or attempting to cause bodily harm or death to another person without legal justification.
    • Acting or attempting to sabotage, destroy, violently damage, or deface real or personal property at the workplace without legal justification.
    • Possessing weapons in the workplace not specifically authorized by competent authority for performing one’s duties.
  • Threatening behavior is an individual’s, threat, either overt or implied, to commit an act Physical aggression or harm at the workplace. Examples include:
    • Threats to cause bodily harm or death to a person ( including stalking, bullying, other abusive or aggressive behavior).
    • Threats to commit sabotage, destroy, damage, or deface real or personal property located at the workplace.
    • Unusual, bizarre, or menacing behavior or statements that a reasonable person would interpret as carrying the potential for violent acts.

Program Confidentiality
Discussions of the Work-Place Violence and Threatening Behavior Program are not confidential.

The following services and resources are available within the Work-Place Violence and Threatening Behavior Program:

  • In an EMERGENCY CALL 911
  • Command Consultation
  • Coast Guard Investigative Services
  • Coast Guard Legal Services
  • Chaplain - (800) 872-4242
  • Employee Assistance Program Coordinator
  • CG SUPRT (Employee Assistance Program ) - 1-855-CGSUPRT (247-8778) Web (for EAP): www.CGSUPRT.com
  • Local Security and/or Law Enforcement Officer
  • Military/Civilian Personnel Support

Program References
The following references provide details of the Work-Place Violence and Threatening Behavior Program:

Requesting Services or Resources
These services or resources can be obtained by contacting the Employee Assistance Program Coordinator (EAPC) at your Regional Work-Life Staff. Work-Life Staffs are located at Integrated Support Commands CG-wide and at the Headquarters Support Command.

Related Program Information
Provision of a safe work environment is a command responsibility that cannot be delegated. Behaviors and actions defined above will not be tolerated. Only the commanding officer or civilian director of the organization in which the situation occurred may convene the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT). The Employee Assistance Program Coordinator on the Work-Life Staff shall coordinate the CIT meeting in accordance with policy.

Related Web Sites
The following web sites provide information related to the Work-Place Violence and Threatening Behavior Program:

Point of Contact
If you are unable to contact the Employee Assistance Program Coordinator on your Regional Work-Life Staff, or need additional assistance beyond the information provided here, please contact the Headquarters Chief, Behavioral Health Service Division, CG-1111, at 202-372-1599.