1. What is CODI?
CODI is the Committee on Decorum and Investigation of Sexual Harassment Cases
2. What are the functions of the CODI?
The Committee shall have the following functions:
a. Receive complaints of sexual harassment; b. Investigate sexual harassment complaints in accordance with the prescribed procedure; c. Submit a report of its findings with the corresponding recommendation to the disciplining authority for decision; d. Lead in the conduct of discussions about sexual harassment within the office to increase understanding and prevent incident of sexual harassment.
3. Who shall compose the Committee?
The Committee shall be composed of at least one (1) representative each from the management, the accredited union, if nay, the second level employees, and from the first level employees, duly selected by the unit concerned.
- The complaint may be filed with the disciplining authority of the agency or with the CODI. Upon receipt of the complaint by the disciplining authority, the same shall be transmitted to the CODI.
- The complaint must be in writing, signed and sworn to by the complainant and shall contain the following
- The full name and address of the complainant;
- The full name, address and position of the respondent;
- A brief statement of the relevant facts;
- Evidence, in support of the complaint, if any;
- A certification of non-forum shopping
In the absence of any one of the abovementioned requirement, the compliant shall be dismissed without prejudice to its refilling.
- Complaints sent by telegram, electronic mail or similar means of communication shall be considered non-filed unless the complainant shall comply with the requirements within ten (10) days from receipt of the notice for compliance.
- Withdrawal of the complaint at any stage of the proceedings shall not preclude the CODI from proceeding with the investigation where there is obvious truth or merit to the allegations in the complaint or where there is documentary or direct evidence that can prove the guilt of the person complained of.
- Stipulation of facts;
- Simplification of issues;
- Identification and marking of evidence of the parties;
- Waiver of objections to admissibility of evidence;
- Limiting the number of witnesses, and their names;
- Dates of subsequent hearings; and
- Such other matters as may aid in the prompt and just resolution of the case.