The former FEMA official “toxic” environment of sexual harassment, administrator says

The former FEMA official, Corey Coleman allegedly created a “toxic” environment of sexual harassment at the Agency, according to a Monday report.

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The administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Monday said the Agency had a “systemic problem for years,” according to his former Personal Chef has been accused of facilitating the sexual harassment in the workplace.

Brock Long, who led the FEMA in June 2017, told The Washington Post that a seven-month long internal investigation revealed that Corey Coleman will be monitored and operated the HR Department from 2011 until his resignation in June, a “toxic” environment within the Agency. A summary of the investigation was published on Monday, it did not name Coleman, but FEMA officials told The Associated Press the report was referring to him.


Coleman, the former Deputy staff chief of the U.S. secret service according to reports, his friends and romantic interests, and promoted despite their lack of qualifications to be hired, “without going through the proper Federal-setting channels”.

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FEMA to probe sexual harassment allegations

FEMA officials, conduct an investigation into allegations that the Agency harassed the former personnel chief of the women.

The former chief allegedly women mixed in all departments, so that his friends sexual relations with them, the staff and FEMA could official told the newspaper.

The Post reported it could not reach Coleman for comment.

“What we uncovered was a system problem goes back years,” Long said, adding that “the biggest problem I can solve, here is the elimination of this cancer.”

He continued, “How many complaints were not heard? I have to ensure that we have a safe work environment for our employees.” Long he noticed several cases by the inspector general of Homeland Security to investigate what could be criminal sexual assault.

Agency officials said the inspector general’s office complaints about Coleman had received earlier-a Long, said the alleged false redirected behavior to investigate back to the date back to 2015-but the complaints were on the FEMA.

Many of the friends or others that Coleman remain employed with FEMA, the report said. Long said that many of the human-resources Department employees left the Agency because of Coleman’s “unacceptable management style.”

In addition to setting and his friends, the Coleman, the allegedly sexual encounters with two subordinates, who accompanied him on business trips.


One of the women, after they rejected a relationship with Coleman was allegedly a promotion is denied at the Agency and tried to give her the fire were made in the sequence. The woman reportedly told Coleman that she might be ready to see him again, and she was able to keep her job.

The second woman, with the Coleman allegedly a relationship had told investigators he got a job in the Agency, and acknowledged she was created unqualified, the newspaper reported.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S. C., and ranking member Elijah Cummings, D-Md., answered: “We are outraged and appalled by the revelations in today’s FEMA report.” She continued: “after the completion of the investigation, in our Committee hearing, plans to hold, to fully investigate the results and determine what role Congress can happens to play in securing this ever again.”

Coleman was allegedly transferred to other FEMA offices during his tenure at the Agency, because, according to Long, was the morale within his Department “so bad”.

Fox News’ Jason Thunder, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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