Secretary Toulouse Oliver to Provide Additional Sexual Harassment Training for New Mexico Lobbyists This Week
SANTA FE – New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver will provide an additional training this week for New Mexico lobbyists, which will cover lobbyist registration, reporting requirements, and sexual harassment.
After two successful lobbyist trainings ahead of the 2019 legislative session, this additional training will be provided on Friday, January 25, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the New Mexico State Capitol Building, Room 315. (Please note the change of location from this year’s previous trainings.)
Beginning in 2018, Secretary Toulouse Oliver required all registered lobbyists to indicate whether they have existing sexual harassment policies in place and whether they have received any sexual harassment training since the last legislative session. The responses provided by the lobbyists are available to the public in a searchable format on the Secretary of State’s website. As the Secretary of State’s Office still does not have legal authority to mandate sexual harassment training for lobbyists, the 2019 trainings are voluntary.
Secretary Toulouse Oliver also provides all lobbyists with draft sexual harassment policies and background information on how to recognize and prevent harassment. The draft policies are available to help lobbyists establish sexual harassment policies in their own offices or to improve upon existing policies.