Southold Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Gaps Found, Comptroller Says

Town of Southold officials had not fully complied with legally required annual sexual harassment prevention training sessions, according to a report that New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office released in September.

Auditors tested 45 of the town’s 423 workers, and of the group — 26 employees and 19 elected officials — six employees and 10 elected officials did not complete the annual sexual harassment training in 2021, the audit stated. In addition, 10 justice court employees, 38 police department employees and the town historian were excluded from the training, the report added. The town didn’t follow up to ensure training was completed, either, according to the auditors.