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SUBJ/2016 WORKPLACE AND GENDER RELATIONS SURVEY OF ACTIVE DUTY MEMBERS//
RMKS/1. The 2016 Workplace and Gender Relations Survey of Active- Duty
Members (WGRA) is underway. This survey is conducted biennially,
Congressionally-mandated, and is available to a select group of Sailors who
are part of a scientifically-based sample. Selected participants will receive
e-mails as well as letters through the U.S. Postal Service. This survey
assesses any experiences Sailors may have had recently with sexual harassment
and sexual assault and is the only survey Department of Defense uses to
measure rates of these experiences. After conducting the survey in 2014,
Navy implemented additional programs to improve prevention and response
efforts. Sailors who participated in the 2014 survey provided valuable and
actionable information. However, turnout was lower than anticipated. A
higher response rate for 2016 is desired and will inform new policies and
initiatives. Navy remains committed to combating unwanted behaviors and this
survey is critical to our ability to understand the presence or absence of
these problems in the military workplace.
2. Selected survey participants will be or have been contacted via e-mail
and postal mail to their address of record. Sailors should be monitoring
their inbox and postal mail for correspondence from Workplace and Gender
Relations Survey wgrsurvey(at)dmdc.osd.mil for the survey link. Sailors may
also go to the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) website:
http://www.dodsurveys.mil, click the button Am I in a DMDC Survey Sample? and
enter their DoD ID number from the back of their common access card to
determine whether they have been selected.
3. Participation in the survey is voluntary and completely confidential.
Selected Sailors are strongly encouraged to complete the survey, which is
considered official business and can be completed using a government computer
or a personal computer. Results from the survey will be used for developing
policies that support Sailors Navy-wide.
4. Leadership support of this survey is encouraged and expected. Leadership
shall ensure Sailors are provided ample time to complete the survey.
Additionally, leadership shall also ensure the widest dissemination of this
information so that Sailors are aware of the WGRA survey, and its importance
to the Navy. Plan of the Day and Plan of the Week Notes are a recommended
way to ensure all Sailors are aware that they are strongly encouraged to
participate if notified of selection.
5. Point of contact is Mrs. Kimberly Lahm, Licensed Marriage and Family
Therapist, at (703) 604-1156/DSN 664 or via e-mail at
6. This message will remain in effect until 28 September 2016.
7. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//