ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Senate's official policy on sexual harassment says supervisors should report any complaints to "The Senate Personnel Director." Except there is no such person. Hasn't been for years. It's just one example of how the Senate's policy might be considered a bit ... dated. It was adopted in 1990. The policy posted in the Senate's intranet site for employees is a scan of of 14 pages last printed in 1997. (The Senate now has a "Human Resources Director" to receive such complaints.)
ST. PAUL—The national phenomenon of women alleging sexual harassment by men in power erupted in the Minnesota Capitol Thursday, following allegations that broke overnight against one lawmaker and expanded Thursday to include a second.