Recognizing that respect for one another is fundamental to working in an effective,
efficient and innovative manner, and that disrespect and incivility can disrupt the
proper functioning of the workplace and be a barrier to effective communication,
collaboration, and performance, the State of New Hampshire established the
Respect and Civility in the Workplace Policy.
The Respect and Civility in the Workplace Policy describes the responsibilities of
agency heads, supervisors, managers, employees, State officials, and volunteers
regarding appropriate and prohibited conduct in the workplace, the general process
for addressing complaints, and requirements for communication, education, and
training. The Policy also prohibits retaliation against any individual who makes a
complaint or provides information regarding a complaint.
The Policy applies to all executive branch employees whether classified, commissioned,
unclassified or non-classified, and State officials, including board members and