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Congresswoman Barbara Comstock

Representing the 10th District of Virginia


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Rep. Comstock Sends Letter To FEMA Administrator On Sexual Harassment Allegations Within FEMA

August 6, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement after she sent a letter to FEMA Administrator Brock Long regarding FEMA’s former Director of Human Resources Corey Coleman who has been accused of sexually harassing female subordinates.  FEMA has a regional location in Winchester, Virginia. 

“It has been reported that Corey Coleman, former FEMA Director of Human Resources, engaged in a predatory pattern of harassment of his subordinates and colleagues.  These serious accusations include reported incidents of trading jobs for sex and hiring women whom he met on dating websites over more-qualified candidates. With FEMA having a major facility in Winchester, I am calling on FEMA to revisit their sexual harassment policies regarding reporting, investigating, and disciplining employees. There also needs to be an audit of all employees hired by Coleman to insure there are no other problems created from his behavior. It is imperative that Mr. Long creates and implements a comprehensive plan regarding how the agency will correct the problems and injustices that Coleman created while taking advantage of a senior position within FEMA.  Behaviors such as Coleman’s are unacceptable and federal employees should never be the subject of such harassment. FEMA must address this harassment promptly, so each employee has confidence that they can do their jobs safely and without fear of harassment by those who hold power over them.”

You may read Rep. Comstock’s full letter to FEMA Administrator Brock Long here