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In fiscal year 1987, the number of complaints filed more than doubled over fiscal year 1986, with twenty complaints including three reprisal actions. Sexual harassment complaints significantly contributed to the increase; this was the anticipated result of the sexual harassment prevention sessions which OEO gave to managers, supervisors, and all other employees during the year.

The more frequently cited bases for complaints were race/color (Black), followed by sex, sexual harassment, and age {see Figure 5).
Figure 5

Bases For Complaints

[[image- pie chart showing the percentages of bases for complaints]]

Race/color - 35.5%
Sex - 25.8%
Handicap - 9.7%
Age - 12.9%
Sex Harass - 12.9%
Religion - 3.2%
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