FEMA Official Under Investigation for Sexual Misconduct
Former FEMA official Corey Coleman is accused of sexual harassment and misconduct which has been described as systemic.
Coleman led the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) personnel department from 2011 up until his resignation a few weeks ago as a result of the accusations.
Allegations include Coleman hiring women as potential sex partners for male employees.
According to HuffPost, Coleman would pick up women at bars and on dating sites in the hopes of hiring them as sexual partners.
Coleman apparently hired a number of personal male friends and fraternity brothers and promoted them by bypassing federal hiring channels.
The Hill reports that used the same technique to transfer women between agency departments to allow his friends the chance to engage with them sexually.
FEMA Administrator Brock Long was alerted to the harassment by a female employee who approached him directly and told him about Coleman’s behavior towards her, prompting Long to open an internal investigation.
“These allegations are deeply disturbing and harassment of any kind will not be tolerated at FEMA.” — Long
An anonymous employee recently posted a review on Glassdoor.com calling out Coleman by name.
“[Coleman] knows exactly what he can get away with and pushes the limits as far as he can, while ‘leadership’ above him is standing by and doing nothing to stop him.”
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