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Sununu issues executive order on workplace respect, civility

January 16, 2020 GMT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has issued an executive order regarding respect and civility in the workplace.

The order, issued Thursday, says the state is “committed to providing a positive public service environment in which all employees and state officials, members of the public, and others doing business with the state are treated with respect, civility, and professionalism.”

It says “all state employees and officials have a responsibility to act with civility and respect in the workplace.” It says the state Department of Administrative Services shall provide guidance and training to state agencies in implementing the order.

It wasn’t immediately known if there was a particular event or reason behind the order.

“Granite Staters have always taken great pride in the care and concern we show for those within our communities,” Sununu said in a statement. “This executive order marks a significant step forward for ensuring that our state employees are afforded the respect they rightfully deserve in the workplace.”